Trea Turner
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The New York Mets couldn’t overcome two home runs from Trea Turner including a walk-off that salvaged the series for the Nationals.

  • New York Mets 5 (2-1)
  • Washington Nationals 6 (1-2)
  • W: Sean Doolittle (1-0)
  • L: Justin Wilson (1-1)
  • NL, Final, Box Score
  • Nationals Park, Washington D.C.

Well, we all knew the New York Mets wouldn’t finish the season 162-0. The team’s first loss of the season came courtesy of Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals.

The dynamic shortstop turned on a pitch from Justin Wilson and sent a screamer into the right-field stands. It was his second home run of the day. His first came in the bottom of the third and pushed the Nats out to a 3-1 lead.

Later in the game, Washington’s suspect bullpen would fall apart for the second straight game. The Metropolitans tied knotted the game up at 5-5 in the top of the eighth inning. It appeared they had life, but of course, the Turner walk-off sealed New York’s fate.

On the bright side for Mets fans, Pete Alonso continued his early hot streak, going 2-for-4 with an RBI on the day. He looks comfortable batting second and he is living up to the hype early.

Zack Wheeler‘s debut didn’t go as planned. He finished with a line of five innings, six hits, four earned runs, one walk, and one home run. He did have seven strikeouts, but he was outdueled by Washington’s Patrick Corbin. The lefty hurler gave up two runs in six strong innings.

The Mets travel south to take on the Miami Marlins in a three-game set. Steven Matz will make his season debut against Miami’s Caleb Smith.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.