WASHINGTON — After watching their beginning pitcher get stomped an evening earlier, the Mets obtained a present from Taijuan Walker on Thursday.
Walker had bombed in his begin towards the Phillies final week – setting the stage for a memorable Mets comeback victory – and after Tylor Megill’s stinker Wednesday night time he was wanted to offer no less than high quality, if not size, towards the Nationals.
The fitting-hander succeeded on each counts, firing seven shutout innings within the Mets’ 4-1 victory at Nationals Park that gave them a ninth sequence victory this season. Of their solely different sequence, the Mets (22-11) cut up 4 video games with the Braves.
Walker, in his sharpest efficiency of the season, allowed solely three hits and walked one, departing after 85 environment friendly pitches. It was a distinction from Megill’s 1 1/3-inning outing wherein the Nationals scored eight runs.
Goofy base-running by the Nationals allowed the Mets to file two outs at third base on the identical play within the fourth. Juan Soto acquired caught in a rundown between second and third on Josh Bell’s grounder to Luis Guillorme. After Walker masking third tagged out Soto, the pitcher from his knees threw to second trying to nail Bell. His throw sailed into proper subject. Bell broke for third base and acquired thrown out by Starling Marte.
Mark Canha’s bloop two-run single within the first inning gave the Mets a 2-0 lead after Joan Adon had walked Brandon Nimmo, Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil to load the bases. Canha delivered with two outs to proceed the Mets’ proficiency in such conditions this season.
Tomas Nido stroked an RBI single within the fourth that prolonged the Mets’ result in 3-0 after Canha reached on an infield single main off the inning and J.D. Davis was hit by a pitch. Canha’s infield hit was the Mets’ 54th this season, which leads the most important leagues.
Canha homered main off the ninth to finish a 3-for-4 efficiency wherein he drove in three runs.