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Final Score: Nationals 6, Mets 2 - Pestered by Lester

The veteran lefty kept the Mets’ bats at bay.

New York Mets v Washington Nationals- Game Two Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

After dominating the day game, the Mets dropped the nightcap to the Nationals, 6-2.

The Mets went with a bullpen game in the second game of the double header, and their two highly effective multi-inning pitchers, Robert Gsellman and Sean Reid-Foley, did not have their best stuff today. Gsellman gave up a solo home run in the first, Reid-Foley a solo home run in the third, and then a walk, single, ground rule double, and three-run blast in the fourth.

The Mets were stymied by the Nationals’ veteran left handed pitcher Jon Lester. The Mets had multiple opportunities to scratch out a run, but could not deliver until the top of the seventh, when José Peraza sent a Lester pitch over the wall for a two-run home run.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 98
  2. stickguy: 62
  3. AnneInFlushing: 35
  4. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 33
  5. RUDadx3: 27
  6. doctor prancer: 21
  7. BK_Machetero3191: 19
  8. kefmet: 16
  9. NothingButMet: 15
  10. SwissCheez: 15