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Final score: Nationals 2, Mets 1—No Bueno

The Mets’ bats were awfully quiet at Citi Field on Tuesday night.

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

In a game that featured two former Cy Young award winners, the Mets were unable to get much going on offense against ace Max Scherzer. Despite having a runner reach base in the first five innings of the game, the Mets were only able to plate one run against Scherzer on a Luis Guillorme sacrifice fly in the 4th.

Mets killer Trea Turner got the Nationals started on offense, hitting a solo home run to lead off the game. The Nationals then scored again in the 2nd inning on a Victor Robles single. After this, Rick Porcello was able to settle in, throwing six innings total of two-run ball. He was aided by some strong Mets defense, especially up the middle with the double play combo of Luis Guillorme and Andres Gimenez. The Mets threatened to tie the game in the 7th inning after a leadoff double from Guillorme, but Jeff McNeil grounded into a double play to strand two runners on base. Their bats were then quiet against the Nationals bullpen in the 8th and 9th inning as they dropped their second game in a row.

Full recap to follow.

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