WASHINGTON-Kevin Pillar scored two goals with a double play in the 10th inning, and the New York Mets recovered after defeating the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Friday night for their fifth consecutive victory. Lead.
Pete Alonso scored in singles, automatic base runner Francisco Lindo led 10th, and Pilar extended the lead to 5-2 in a double play by Austin Water (3-1). Jonathan Villar added another RBI single before Jeurys Familia cast a clean 10th place.
The surge saved the closer Edwin Diaz (5-4), who allowed two runs in the ninth inning, the first time he has allowed since August 6.
Juan Soto hit a solo home run on Diaz’s first court, which was his 24th home run, rewriting the score to 2-1.Second
Diaz walked with Ryan Zimmerman on four courts. Andrew Stevenson, who played for Zimmerman, then scored first in Riley Adams’ double play.
The throw home forced the Mets receiver Chance Sisco into Stevenson’s path on the third base line. Stevenson hit Sisko with his knee, forcing Stevenson to fly beyond home plate. When Sisko writhed in pain, he jumped back to touch the plate and fasten it. Sisko was replaced by Patrick Mazeka.
At the beginning of the night, the Mets were 5 games behind Cincinnati to get the second wild card position and 5 games behind Atlanta to get the NL East lead. Their five-game winning streak did not include the victory on Tuesday in the rematch of the game against Miami, which was postponed due to rain on April 11.
This victory helped New York improve its performance at home: the Mets have a 41-27 record at Citi Field this season and an away record of 26-40.
Washington has lost six games in a row. Since being sold off on July 31st, the Nationals has a 7-22 record.
Michael Conforto’s singles kicked off in Javier Báez, and the Mets led 1-0 in the second quarter. Alonso’s three-pointer scored Brandon Nemo in the third quarter.
Rich Hill pitched six innings without scoring, struck out, walked two innings, and threw three hits for the New York team.
Washington starter Sean Norlin won two wins in five innings. He hit three points.
Nationals coach David Martinez returned to the air-raid shelter on Friday after completing an ankle “surgery” on Thursday morning. Martinez used a cane to reach his favorite bench to manage the game, then sat on his lap and put a soft cast on his left foot. Substitute coach Tim Bogar managed the Nationals on Thursday night and dealt with on-court management duties, such as pitch changes, on Friday.
Nationals: RHP Kyle McGowin (right elbow) was included in the 10-day injury list. According to Martinez, McKenzie felt a bit “weird” on his right elbow during training in the bullpen on Thursday. MRI showed UCL sprain. McGowin will meet with experts before deciding on the next step. Kyle Finnegan recovers from the paternity test list and succeeds McGowan.
Mets: Dominic Smith was added to the bereavement list on Friday. Bradhand, the newly acquired rescuer, is activated to occupy Smith’s list. The timetable for Smith’s return is unknown. Mets manager Luis Rojas said that Smith was in the “middle” state in terms of reunion with his family, but decided to leave on Friday morning.
Mets: RHP Marcus Stroman (9-12, 2.85) will pitch for the Mets on Saturday. Tylor Megill (2-3, 4.04) will play the second game.
Nationals: RHP Eric Feder (6-9, 5.08 ERA) will play the first game on Saturday. Washington has yet to finalize the starting lineup for Saturday night.
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