The Nationals picked up a wire-to-wire victory over the Mets Wednesday night, 5-1, and improved to 17-25. The win sets up a Thursday afternoon rubber match at Nationals Park in D.C.
Consider these news and notes to get caught up with both NL East organizations:
Patrick Corbin led the way for Washington tossing eight innings of four-hit baseball. The lefty recorded 11 strikeouts (tied season-high) while tossing 108 pitches.
Victor Robles continues to torch the Mets offensively. The rookie’s solo home run in the third inning marked his team-leading eighth.
Trea Turner is two games into his rehab assignment (broken finger) with Single-A Potomac. He’s gone 1-for-8 with four strikeouts from the plate and looked solid defensively.
New York starting pitcher Wilmer Font was bounced after just 2.1 innings Wednesday night. The 28-year-old allowed five runs on six hits and walked two Nats.
J.D. Davis brought in the Mets’ lone run with his RBI double off Corbin in the 3rd.
- OF Andrew Stevenson: Back, 10-Day IL
- RP Tony Sipp: Oblique, 10-Day IL
- 1B Matt Adams: Shoulder, 10-Day IL
- 1B Ryan Zimmerman: Foot, 10-Day IL
- RP Koda Glover: Elbow, 10-Day IL
- RP Trevor Rosenthal: Flu, 10-Day IL
- RP Austen Williams: Shoulder, 10-Day IL
- SS Trea Turner: Finger, rehab assignment
Thursday, May 16: New York Mets @ Nationals, 1:05 p.m., Nationals Park
Friday, May 17: Chicago Cubs @ Nationals, 7:05 p.m. Nationals Park
Saturday, May 18: Chicago Cubs @ Nationals, 7:15 p.m., Nationals Park