All right, Daniel Murphy, we get it — the Mets made a mistake in letting you go. Can you please let up now? Once again, Murphy destroyed Mets pitching as the Nationals beat the Mets Saturday night.
The Mets jumped out to an early lead; Jose Reyes scoring in the first inning on a Neil Walker sacrifice fly. They failed to score more, even though they had runners on first and third with one out.
The Nationals tied the score in the second, and took the lead in the third on a Ben Revere triple. Then the Murphy Show began. He drove in Revere with a single to make it 3-1. He doubled home a run in the fifth. And then in the seventh, he deposited a ball over the wall in right to give the Nationals a 6-1 lead. Murphy now has six homers in 12 games against the Mets this season.
Logan Verrett, auditioning for Matt Harvey’s slot, went 6.2 innings, allowing five runs on four hits. He also walked five batters and struck out three.
The Mets offense, featuring Walker hitting third and James Loney cleanup, was stymied by Max Scherzer. The Mets could manage just three hits off of him over seven innings, striking out nine times.
Mets lose 6-1. Damn that Daniel Murphy!