The Nationals lost to the New York Mets, 6-5, Tuesday to drop their record to 19-29.
Consider these news and notes as Washington trudges through its four-game series in New York:
Erick Fedde made his first start of the season for Washington Tuesday night and put together a solid outing. The 26-year-old threw five innings of one-run baseball, allowing four hits, a walk, and strikeout. Thirty-one of his 61 pitches were sinkers.
Do you believe in the broadcaster's jinx theory? Perhaps you might after reading up on what Juan Soto did in the 2nd inning Tuesday. Then, later in the 8th, Soto scorched a go-ahead double to deep right notching his 100th career RBI.
Amed Rosario was the hero at Citi Field. His walk-off infield single off Kyle Barraclough was the difference in New York's 6-5 comeback win.
The Mets got a quality start from starting pitcher Zack Wheeler, who threw seven innings of four-hit ball, three earned runs, two walks, and six strikeouts. 78 of his 118 pitches were thrown for strikes.
Pete Alonso is lighting it up right now. His game-tying 417-foot home run in the 8th marked his 16th of the season.
SP Jeremy Hellickson: hamstring, expected to be out until at least May 31
RP Justin Miller: shoulder, expected to be out until at least May 31
SP Anibal Sanchez: hamstring, expected to be out until at least May 27
OF Andrew Stevenson: back, expected to be out until at least May 24
1B Matt Adams: shoulder, expected to be out until at least May 22
1B Ryan Zimmerman: foot, expected to be out until at least May 23
RP Koda Glover: elbow, expected to be out until at least May 25
RP Trevor Rosenthal: viral infection, Expected to be out until at least May 21
RP Austen Williams: shoulder, expected to be out until at least Jun 13
Wednesday, 5/22: Nationals @ Mets, 7:10 p.m. ET, Citi Field
Thursday, 5/23: Nationals @ Mets, 12:10 p.m. ET, Citi Field
Friday, 5/24: Marlins @ Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park
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It's not just the City of Brotherly Love that heckles Bryce Harper from time to time, it's also one of the clubs he spurned during his offseason tour before settling on Philadelphia.
Prior to losing on a walk-off single to Cubs' star Javy Baez, Harper had a battle going on aside from the scheduled matchup, and that battle didn't involve any players on the opposing squads, but it did include the fans that fill their seats at Wrigley Field.
Bryce Harper booed all night by Cubs fans and they chanted overrated at him— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) May 22, 2019
So he threw a fastball over their heads across the street to Wrigley rooftops 😂😂
After the fans booed him all evening and labeled him overrated, the former Nats star chucked a fastball right over their heads and across the street.
Fortunately, the ball didn't break any nearby windows.
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