So game two of the Mets 2014 season was kind of like game one — decent starting pitching, bad bullpen and struggling offense. Oh, and the Mets lost again to the Nationals.
The game got off to a bad start for the Mets — Chris Young was removed from the game after just a half an inning in the field. That quad tightness is obviously more serious than first thought as he could only gingerly chase down a foul ball.
Things got better once the Mets got to bat. Juan Lagares led off the bottom of the first with a triple to right-center. He would score on a David Wright sacrifice fly to give the Mets an early 1-0 lead. Lagares had two hits for the second straight game.
Making his Mets debut, Bartolo Colon breezed through the first three innings. But he allowed a run in the fourth to tie the game on back-to-back doubles by Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche.
Then in the fifth Ian Desmond and opposing pitcher Gio Gonzalez each hit solo home runs as the Nationals took a 3-1 lead.
Colon ended up lasting six inning, allowing the three runs on nine hits. He struck out four Nationals and did not walk a batter. He threw 110 pitches.
Gonzalez Germen came in for the seventh and promptly allowed back-to-back doubles to Denard Span and Anthony Rendon. Span held up and only made it to third. Didn’t matter — he scored on a wild pitch to make it 4-1. The pitch was high but Travis d’Arnaud could have had it, as it hit off the top of his glove. Gonzalez was able to strand Rendon at third to limit the damage.
Kyle Farnsworth made his Mets debut in the ninth. Span tripled with one out and scored on an infield out to make it 5-1.
After striking out 18 times in 10 innings on Monday, the Mets struck out 13 times Wednesday. They managed only three hits.
Mets lose 4-1.