Nationals Beat Mets 6-3


The Nationals took home their second W of their weekend series with the NY Mets, winning today’s game handily 6-3.

Jordan Zimmermann (3-1) took the mound for the Nationals to face off against Zach Wheeler (1-4). Zimmermann gave up three runs on eight hits in a full six innings en route to the first win of his last three starts.  Impressive showing from the Nationals new no. 2 hitter, Zimmermann moved up in the rotation after the Nationals announced regular two man Gio Gonzalez was placed on the 15- day disabled list for shoulder inflammation.

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Wilson Ramos was the star of the day, batting in the four spot to go 2-3 with a 2-RBI double in the third inning to stretch the lead to 3-1. He followed it up with a big 2-RBI single in the fifth to stretch the lead to 5-1. A big outing from the catcher who hadn’t performed particularly stellar since returning from the DL last week from a broken hand.

The Mets made it worth watching in the sixth when they brought the score to 5-3. Juan Lagares singled to bring in David Wright, and a few at bats later Juan Centeno was thrown out at second after singling in Curtis Granderson.

Rafael Soriano came on in the ninth and smoothly sailed to his 10th save of the year.

The Nationals face the Cincinnati Reds tomorrow night at 7:05, for $1 hot dog night at Nationals Park.