The New York Mets fell by a final of 25-4 to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night in suffering the worst loss in franchise history.
Twenty-five to 4. This was the embarrassing score on Tuesday night in our Nation’s Capital. It’s also now the score of the most lopsided loss in New York Mets history.
It was all Washington Nationals from the jump, scoring seven runs in the first inning off lefty Steven Matz. D.C. then tallied three runs in each of the next four innings prior to capping it off with a cool six runs in the eighth for the tidy victory.
The hits just kept comin’ for the @nationals. pic.twitter.com/cLCbWqAoAU
— MLB (@MLB) August 1, 2018
Matz could only get two outs in the first prior to his trip to the showers. Jacob Rhame, Tim Peterson, Tyler Bashor and Jose Reyes (yes, Jose Reyes) also helped contribute to those 25 runs.
Rhame gave up six. Peterson and Bashor relented three apiece. Reyes capped off the magical night by making his MLB debut on the mound and giving up six runs on five hits (two home runs) and two walks in a full inning pitched.
Ryan Zimmerman even faked a mound charge after getting plunked with a Reyes softie.
Tempers flare in D.C. after Ryan Zimmerman's drilled with a 54 MPH heater. ? pic.twitter.com/UsnYHDqyiL
— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 1, 2018
Trea Turner collected four hits while Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto, Daniel Murphy and Michael Taylor all picked up three hits apiece. Bryce Harper finished 2-for-4 with two ribbies. Zimmerman went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI. Murphy finished with a game-high six runs batted in.
For the Mets offensively, newly-acquired Austin Jackson was the only Met to pick up more than one hit (two) while young Jeff McNeil smacked his first homer, a solo shot in the seventh.
McNeil’s homer was the only highlight of a game in which the Mets found themselves down 19-0 after five innings of play.
The teams will turn around quickly on a get-a-way day for a 12:05 p.m. ET contest on Wednesday.
Congrats to @JeffMcNeil805 on his first career MLB home run. pic.twitter.com/bhAC1mXbfz
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 1, 2018
The Mets were down 19-1 to the Nationals when shortstop Jose Reyes came in to pitch.
That didn't go so well either. pic.twitter.com/4gJrMx607e
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 1, 2018
Come for Daniel Murphy's 2nd inning HR.
Stay for Daniel Murphy's 3rd inning HR. pic.twitter.com/EHkGSTTVli
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 1, 2018
With his RBI single in the 1st; Ryan Zimmerman is now the Expos/@Nationals all-time hit leader (1,695 hits). pic.twitter.com/l1KiS8zzX0
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) August 1, 2018