The Mets lost to the Nationals tonight by a score of 6-4 at Citi Field. Matt Harvey started the game and was, of course, fantastic, pitching 7 innings of 1-run ball and striking out 11 Washington hitters. Ross Detwiler was pretty good as well for the Nationals, giving up 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings of work.
The Mets struck first in the bottom of the fourth when David Wright scored on a throwing error by Ian Desmond. However, the Mets squandered a great chance to tack on more runs, as John Buck, Omar Quintanilla, and Matt Harvey failed to get the runners in from second and third following Desmond’s blunder.
After Desmond broke up Harvey’s perfect game with a game-tying solo shot in the fifth, the Mets quickly took the lead once again in the bottom half of the inning on RBI hits from Marlon Byrd and Josh Satin. After Harvey finished off his night with a scoreless seventh, the Mets got some insurance with another RBI hit from Satin, and the game seemed well in hand.