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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.

GAME 1 RECAP:

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.

GAME 2 RECAP:

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.

UP NEXT:

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.