The Mets lost an ugly game to the Nationals 7-1 Wednesday on a drizzly night at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon was shockingly wild and the Mets' offense continued to struggle against lefty starters. Yoenis Cespedes and Juan Lagares did what they do best but for everyone else it was a long night at the ballpark.
Daniel Murphy got the Nationals on the board with an infield single in the third, giving the Nationals a 1-0 lead.
Yoenis Cespedes got the run back in the fourth with a solo shot to right to tie the game at one.
Colon almost escaped a jam in the fifth, but with two-out Anthony Rendon squeaked a ball through the infield to give the Nationals a 3-1 lead.
Kevin Plawecki ended the inning when Anthony Rendon was caught trying to steal second base. Rendon was originally called safe but the call was overturned when Terry Collins challenged the ruling.
The Nationals made it 4-1 on a Murphy sacrifice fly in the seventh. It could have been much worse if not for Juan Lagares making an incredible catch in center field.
It was all downhill for the Mets despite the outstanding defensive play. Logan Verrett walked in a run with the bases loaded to make it 5-1.
The Mets' offense had no answer to Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez who pitched 6.1 solid innings.
They had a chance to tie up the game in the bottom of the seventh once Gonzalez was out of the game, but pinch hitter Michael Conforto grounded out to leave the bases loaded, ending any attempt at a comeback.
Jim Henderson piled on when he gave up a two-run single to Wilson Ramos in the ninth.
Needless to say, Terry Collins was not pleased with the performance of his team after the game.