The Nationals picked up a wire-to-wire victory over the Mets Wednesday night, 5-1, and improved to 17-25. The win sets up a Thursday afternoon rubber match at Nationals Park.
Consider these news and notes to get caught up with both NL East organizations:
Patrick Corbin led the way for Washington tossing eight innings of four-hit baseball. The lefty recorded 11 strikeouts (tied season-high) while tossing 108 pitches.
Victor Robles continues to torch the Mets offensively. The rookie's solo home run in the third inning marked his team-leading 8th.
Trea Turner is two games into his rehab assignment (broken finger) with Single-A Potomac. He's gone 1-for-8 with four strikeouts from the plate and looked solid defensively.
New York starting pitcher Wilmer Font was bounced after just 2.1 innings Wednesday night. The 28-year-old allowed five runs on six hits and walked two Nats.
J.D. Davis brought in the Mets' lone run with his RBI double off Corbin in the 3rd.
OF Andrew Stevenson: Back, 10-Day IL
RP Tony Sipp: Oblique, 10-Day IL
1B Matt Adams: Shoulder, 10-Day IL
1B Ryan Zimmerman: Foot, 10-Day IL
RP Koda Glover: Elbow, 10-Day IL
RP Trevor Rosenthal: Flu, 10-Day IL
RP Austen Williams: Shoulder, 10-Day IL
SS Trea Turner: Finger, Rehab assignment
Thursday, 5/16: New York Mets @ Nationals, 1:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park
Friday, 5/17: Chicago Cubs @ Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park
Saturday, 5/18: Chicago Cubs @ Nationals, 7:15 p.m. ET, Nationals Park
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