This Week’s Record: 2-4
Summary: The Mets went into this week with a lot of momentum with a home series against the division-rival Nationals.
The first game saw the Amazin’s take a 6-1 lead with all signs pointing to another dominating win. However, the bullpen couldn’t quite hang on as it gave up six runs in the eighth inning and one more in the ninth to give the Nationals an 8-6 win. In Game 2, Washington ran wild on New York en route to a 5-2 win.
After taking a 4-2 lead heading into the eighth inning in the series finale, it seemed that the Nationals would sweep the series from the Metropolitans. Fortunately, the Mets were able to muster up an eighth-inning rally of their own, putting up nine runs to beat the Nats 11-5.
Following the comeback win, the Mets went down to Atlanta to start a ten-game road trip with a series against the Atlanta Braves. Matt Harvey took the hill to start the series but coughed up six earned runs in six innings. Two days later, he was moved to the bullpen to make room for Jason Vargas, who’s slated to return from the disabled list sometime next week.
The teams would then go on to exchange late-inning wins. The Mets won 5-3 in 12 innings on Friday while the Braves took advantage of another Mets bullpen meltdown to win 4-3 on Saturday. Sunday’s series finale was postponed due to rain. It marked the 26th MLB game to be postponed due to weather this month, the most since the league kept records of it in 1986.
Next Week’s Schedule: at St. Louis, April 24-26, at San Diego, April 27-29.