Amed Rosario hit a 95 MPH 1-1 fastball from Scherzer out to center in the top of the fourth, 3-1, after the Nationals got on the board in the bottom of the third. Scherzer held the Mets there as the Nationals rallied to tie it at 3-3, and left runners on the corners when he picked up back-to-back strikeouts in the sixth for outs Nos. of a hard-fought, scoreless, 19-pitch top of the inning which ended his outing.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 12:30 pm
Eleven months ago, the Washington Nationals played in the biggest season finale possible. The stakes won’t be nearly as high for the Nationals Sunday afternoon. The Nationals will look to avoid becoming only the third defending World Series champion to finish last the following year when they host the Mets in the finale of the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign. Austin Voth (1-5, 6.25 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for the Nationals against Seth Lugo (3-3, 3.82 ERA) in a battle of right-handers.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 9:09 am
New York Mets (26-33, fourth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (25-34, fifth in the NL East) Washington; Sunday, 3:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: New York: Seth Lugo (3-3, 3.82 ERA) Washington: Austin Voth (1-5, 6.25 ERA) LINE: Mets favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 runs BOTTOM LINE: Washington’s Stevenson puts 11-game hit streak on the line against Mets. The Nationals are 16-23 against NL East opponents.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 7:02 am
Washington – The New York Mets were eliminated from playoff contention in a mistake-filled loss to the Nationals in the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday, and not much changed in the nightcap as an error extended a big inning for Washington, which won 5-3 to sweep the twinbill. Entering Saturday, the Mets (26-33) needed to win their three remaining games and receive help from multiple teams to sneak into the final wild-card spot in the expanded playoffs.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 4:03 am
Dave Martinez spoke about managing the Nationals for “many years” over the “long term” and for “quite some time,” thanks to his contract extension.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 2:57 am
Nationals third. Josh Harrison strikes out swinging. Victor Robles strikes out swinging.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 1:44 am
The New York Mets were eliminated from the playoffs in a mistake-filled 4-3 loss to the Washington Nationals in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The Mets (26-32) needed to win their three remaining games and receive help from multiple teams to sneak into the final wild-card spot in the expanded playoffs. ”It’s the toughest loss of the year because it takes us out of what we were trying to achieve,” Mets manager Luis Rojas said.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 10:49 pm
Condensed Game: Andrew Stevenson homered twice, including an inside-the-park homer, to back Max Scherzer in a Nationals’ 4-3 win over the Me
Posted: September 26, 2020, 10:42 pm
The Nationals star is putting up stunning numbers in this shortened season. But time missed will hurt him.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 12:50 am
Nationals catcher Yan Gomes and family are expecting a child in February, and they took to Instagram to celebrate with a baseball-themed gender reveal.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 7:00 pm