– The Mets got the party started in the top of the first. Brandon Nimmo led off the game with a double and later scored on a throwing error by Mikel Franco on a Starling Marte single. Pete Alonso then stepped up and ripped his eigth homer of the year, scoring Marte giving the Mets a 3-0 lead in the opening frame.
– Megill toed the mound with a three-run lead before throwing a pitch. The 26-year-old has been a pleasant surprise for the Mets sporting a 2.43 ERA entering the night. Previous performances would say that three runs may be enough over the course of a full outing for Megill, however, that wasn’t the case tonight.
– Megill surrendered a two-run homer to Juan Soto and then a parade of extra base hits allowing three more to score in the bottom of the first. The Nationals would put up five-runs to answer in the bottom of the first to give them a 5-3 lead.
– Buck Showalter decided to stick with Megill after his rough first inning and it did not pay off. The right-hander surrendered three-more runs on a homer by Nelson Cruz to extend the Nats lead to 8-3. Megill was then removed from the game after allowing 8 earned runs through one inning and a third. Not exactly helpful for the ERA.
– The Mets offense went quiet for the rest of the game. Aaron Sanchez and the Nationals bullpen kept them at bay shutting them out after the first inning. For what it’s worth, the Mets bullpen also shut down the Nats offense after Megill left the game. The final score would be 8-3 Nationals.
The Mets continue to conclude three-game set against the Nationals as Taijuan Walker takes the mound against Joan Adon on Thursday at 1:05 pm