Nationals 5 Mets 2
On the bright side, the Mets bullpen was nearly perfect through three innings.
Mets Game Notes
Jeremy Hefner did what he normally does — he threw strikes. However, many of his strikes were too fat to pass up, and the Nats hitters made him pay.
Some of the biggest hits of the game came on curveballs. Ironically, I like the tight 12-6 rotation on Hefner’s curve, but either he was hanging it or he was telegraphing it, because the Nats had an easy time hitting it hard.
After scoring two runs on three hits on Saturday, it took the Mets 11 hits to produce the same output.
Next Mets Game
The Mets open a four-game series in Flushing hosting the Rockies beginning Monday at 7:10 p.m. R.A. Dickey heads to the hill against Alex White.
About the Author
Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.