By John Schweibacher
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After starting the season 7-three, the New York Mets have misplaced eight of their final 9 video games, together with a 3-recreation sweep by the Washington Nationals at Citi Area this previous weekend.
Washington accomplished the sweep with a 6-three win Sunday night time. Daniel Murphy’s first-inning grand slam put the Nationals forward for good, and Max Scherzer, the reigning Nationwide League Cy Younger Award winner, struck out 9 batters to earn the victory.
In accordance with the Elias Sports activities Bureau, Scherzer’s fifty five strikeouts over his final 5 video games towards the Mets, courting again to his no-hitter on Oct. three, 2015, tied the document for a 5-recreation span. Two different pitchers struck out fifty five Mets batters over 5 video games, each for the Cincinnati Reds: Jim Maloney in 1963 and ’sixty four, and Mario Soto from 1981-eighty three.
Murphy’s grand slam was his second with the Nationals. Murphy hit sixty two residence runs with the Mets, however didn’t hit a grand slam in his seven seasons in New York. Ed Kranepool, who hit 118 profession homers for the Mets, is the one participant in membership historical past to hit extra residence runs than Murphy with out hitting any with the bases full.
Most HRs with Mets with no grand slam:
• 118, Ed Kranepool
• sixty two, Daniel Murphy
• 60, Mookie Wilson
• fifty five, Wayne Garrett
• fifty five, Butch Huskey
On Saturday afternoon, the Nationals beat the Mets, three-1. Gio Gonzalez allowed solely two hits in 6 1/three innings to get the win for Washington.
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Gonzalez is now 9-1 with a 1.sixty two ERA in thirteen profession begins at Citi Area. Listed here are the opposing pitchers with probably the most profession victories towards the Mets at Citi Area:
• 9, Gio Gonzalez (Oak/Was)
• 6, Stephen Strasburg (Was)
• 6, Tim Hudson (Atl/SF)
• 5, Jordan Zimmermann (Was)
• 5, Cole Hamels (Phi)
Jacob deGrom took the loss Saturday, putting out 10 and strolling six in 5 2/three innings. It was the ninth time in membership historical past a Mets starter had at the very least that many strikeouts and bases on balls in a single recreation. Nolan Ryan had 5 such video games whereas Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden and Johan Santana every had one apiece.
On Friday night time, the Mets misplaced the opener of the weekend collection towards the Nationals, four-three in eleven innings. The damage-riddled Mets used Zack Wheeler as a pinch hitter, and the…