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Mets split doubleheader with Nationals

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets (20-21) split a doubleheader with the Washington Nationals (17-23) on Sunday, losing the Matinee 3-2 before winning the nightcap 8-2.


In the first game, which was a continuation of Saturday’s suspended game, CJ Abrams crushed a go-ahead solo shot off Dominic Leone in the seventh inning, and that was the difference as the Mets’ ninth-inning rally fell short.

Brandon Nimmo and Jeff McNeil provided all the offense, each driving in runs with sacrifice flies. Michael Perez had a nice afternoon at the plate, going 4-for-4, while Brett Baty collected a pair of hits.

Stephen Nogosek took the mound and tossed three innings of one-run ball before Leone went two, and Dennis Santana threw one.


The Mets’ offense woke up in the second game, scoring all eight runs in the fifth inning and cruising to victory.

Mark Canha opened the big inning with a run-scoring double and capped it with an RBI single. Starling Marte plated two runs with a single, while Brandon Nimmo and Franciso Lindor added RBI singles. Brett Baty drew a bases-loaded walk, and another run scored on a throwing error.

Max Scherzer surrendered a run on two hits over five innings, improving to 3-2 on the season. The righty also walked two and struck out six.

Brooks Raley worked a scoreless inning in his first game off the injured list despite trouble with command.


The Mets will try to secure a series win on Monday with left-hander David Peterson on the bump. The first pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m.