Game #105 Nats offense is missing in NYC

The Washington Nationals offense disappeared in the first two games against the Mets. One run in each game is all the Nats could piece together. MacKenzie Gore had a shutout going into the fifth inning with two outs until he was victimized by Pete Alonso. For Gore, he has looked so good at times but seemed to run out of stamina in that fifth inning with two walks and a hanging slider that took a 0-0 game to 3-0.

Last night’s loss has to be replaced by a win tonight, and the Nats have Patrick Corbin going with so much to prove. If he had put together some great starts leading up to the trade deadline on Tuesday, who knows, but maybe he could have been traded to a team looking for a veteran lefty with World Series experience as a starter and a reliever. Right now, it looks doubtful that Corbin will be traded.

Maybe the biggest news was the health status of Jeimer Candelario who seemed to jam his arm sliding into second base. But after the game Candelario said he was fine.

“Two bad walks and a hanging slider.”

— manager Dave Martinez said

The Nats starting pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.59 for 19th best in MLB.

Here is how they rank:

No. 5 Starter: Patrick Corbin 5.01
No. 4 Starter: Jake Irvin 4.96
No. 3 Starter: Trevor Williams 4.47
No. 2 Starter: MacKenzie Gore 4.42
No. 1 Starter: Josiah Gray 3.27

Here is your Baseball Savant Statcast Link for the game.

Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets

Stadium: Citi Field, Queens, New York
1st Pitch: 7:10 pm EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan radio and via the MLB app

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