It was another ugly night for Matt Harvey, who was pulled after giving up five runs in five innings on eight hits to the Nationals. It wasn't an entirely ugly night for the Mets, though, as several players came through on offense and defense despite taking the 7-4 loss.
We start out with the greatest moment of the Mets' season: Bartolo Colon's birthday. The big guy turned 43 last night. With a 3.44 ERA in nine starts this season, it looks like Colon may have a legitimate chance to still be in the majors at 45 and join an exclusive club of players including Randy Johnson, Tommy John, Nolan Ryan, Phil Niekro, and Hoyt Wilhelm who pitched into the latter half of their 40s.
Neil Walker made a great diving stop in the second inning to rob Wilson Ramos of a base hit. You can see it HERE.
Asdrubal Cabrera put the Mets in the lead with a solo home run in the fourth. That lead would not last long.
Matt Harvey would go on to give up back to back solo home runs to Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon in the bottom of the inning.
Asdrubal Cabrera made an excellent bare-handed grab and throw in the 5th to catch Rendon at first base. You can see the throw here.
Cespedes made a spectacular diving catch to rob the Nationals of a hit in the bottom of the sixth inning.
After Eric Campbell hit a fielder's choice grounder that brought Yoenis Cespedes home in the seventh, the Nationals tried to challenge Neil Walker's slide. They were unsuccessful and the run stood.
Eric Campbell did his part to try and close the gap in the ninth, hitting a line-drive two-run home run, but the Mets ended up falling short.