For those who say it is impossible to hit home runs in Citi Field, meet the Washington Nationals. They added two more homers Thursday night as they swept the Mets, hitting seven home runs in the three games.
The first home run came in the first inning off of Dillon Gee, a two-run blast off the bat of Adam LaRoche.
In the fourth Bryce Harper hit an absolute bomb that nearly reached the Shea Bridge. Also a two-run shot, it extended the Nats lead to 4-0.
The Mets were given a run in the bottom of the inning. Daniel Murphy led off with an infield single and advanced to second on a throwing error. With one out he made an ill-advised attempt to steal third. He would have been out by a mile but Anthony Rendon missed a perfect throw from the catcher. Murphy came home on a sacrifice fly by Lucas Duda to make it a 4-1 game.
Gee was done after six innings. He allowed four runs on four hits, four walks and three strikeouts. In seven starts since returning from the disabled list, Gee is 1-4 and his ERA has risen nearly a full point from 2.73 to 3.69.
Stephen Strasburg shut down the Mets offense over seven innings, allowing just the one unearned run on three hits. He struck out eight and walked two.
Mets lose 4-1.