Matt Harvey and the New York Mets couldn’t backup their 18-inning game win against the Washington Nationals on Monday night.

Gio Gonzalez wasn’t great, but against the lineup of the New York Mets he didn’t have to be as the Washington Nationals took Game 1 of the three-game set by the final of 7-2.

Matt Harvey received the start and yet again surrendered runs in the first inning. On this night, two runs. His final line ended up with a poor five hits and four earned runs allowed while battling through seven innings.

Clint Robinson’s two-run double in the third inning proved to be the biggest blow.

Both teams will turnaround to play Game 2 Tuesday night.

NEXT: Mets 18-Inning Game Signals Hope

Photo by Keith Allison cc - New York Mets, Harvey Handled By First-Place Nationals











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