WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Javier Báez went 4 for 4 with a house run, Kevin Pillar hit a grand slam that capped a game-sealing, six-run ninth inning, and the New York Mets withstood one other rally from the Washington Nationals to earn a 13-6 victory Sunday.
Francisco Lindor and Jonathan Villar additionally homered for the Mets, who squandered an early four-run lead however obtained 4 2/3 shutout innings from their bullpen to win for the seventh time in eight video games.
Going into the day, the Mets had made up 5 ½ video games on the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves since Aug. 28.
“We will’t always stare on the scoreboard,” Pillar stated. “I do know we’ve gotten some assist over the past couple days, which helped us. In the end, it comes right down to us taking good care of enterprise. With the margin we’re at proper now, we all know we’ve got video games with Philly left. We all know we’ve got the final three video games of the yr with Atlanta. In case you had instructed me we’d be 2 ½ again two weeks in the past, we’d like our possibilities.”
Lane Thomas and Josh Bell homered for Washington, which has misplaced eight of 9 and 24 and its final 31.
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With the rating 6-all, Andres Machado (1-2) allowed three consecutive singles to open the eighth earlier than Patrick Mazeika’s sacrifice fly to a diving Thomas in heart put the Mets forward.
Lindor greeted Austin Voth within the ninth with a first-pitch drive for his thirteenth homer. Voth allowed three extra hits and a stroll earlier than Pillar despatched a shot into the seats in left-center for his 14th homer of the yr and third profession grand slam.
Aaron Loup (5-0) labored a scoreless seventh. It was the forty second victory by Mets relievers this season, essentially the most within the Nationwide League.
Washington starter Josiah Grey’s three-inning outing was the shortest of his temporary profession. He allowed six runs on seven hits whereas hanging out two. After permitting a four-run first, Grey yielded homers to Villar within the second and Báez within the third.
“From pitch one to pitch … I don’t know what number of pitches I had immediately, I used to be battling command,” stated Grey, who threw 82 pitches. “I used to be battling execution. Numerous hard-hit balls. Actually, I’ll simply take nothing constructive from this.”
Báez, a July 30 commerce acquisition from the Chicago Cubs, hit his twenty eighth homer this season and scored three runs. He’s hitting .306 (15 of 49) with 4 homers in 13 video games since coming off the injured checklist Aug. 22.
“From Day One when he confirmed up within the clubhouse, he’s transmitted quite a bit good issues — simply good vibes and all of the issues he can do out on the sphere to assist the workforce win,” supervisor Luis Rojas stated.
New York’s Taijuan Walker remained winless in his final 10 begins, permitting six runs in 4 1/3 innings. Walker surrendered Thomas’ leadoff shot and Bell’s two-run homer within the first, then Juan Soto’s two-run single within the fifth earlier than allowing the tying run to attain on a wild pitch.
It was the third time in as many days New York wasted a lead earlier than regrouping to beat the Nationals.
Nearer Edwin Díaz blew a two-run benefit within the ninth on Friday, just for the Mets to rally for a 6-2 victory. Within the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader, New York scored the primary 9 runs, gave up the subsequent 9 and prevailed 11-9 in 9 innings.
Mets: Rojas stated OF Dominic Smith is anticipated to be activated from the bereavement checklist Monday or Tuesday. … Rojas stated C Likelihood Sisco was obtainable in a “restricted capability.” Sisco left Friday’s recreation after a collision at house plate within the ninth inning. … New York optioned INF Travis Blankenhorn to Triple-A Syracuse.
Nationals: Washington positioned OF Gerardo Parra (proper knee irritation) on the 10-day injured checklist and recalled LHP Josh Rogers from Triple-A Rochester. … C Keibert Ruiz was out of the lineup with soreness after taking a foul off his knee Saturday. … Supervisor Dave Martinez stated INF Jordy Mercer (left calf pressure) is working higher and taking grounders, however may want a rehabilitation task earlier than being activated.
Mets: RHP Trevor Williams (4-2, 4.27 ERA) is 0-0 with an 0.69 ERA in 4 appearances for New York since his July 30 acquisition from the Chicago Cubs.
Nationals: LHP Patrick Corbin (7-14, 6.26), who’s 0-5 with a 9.11 ERA in 5 house begins since July 1, will get the ball because the five-game collection concludes.
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