Mets add to lead against Nationals’ Chien-Ming Wang (updated)

The New York Mets greeted Nationals right-hander Chien-Ming Wang with big opening inning.

The Mets drew a walk and then slapped four straight hits off Wang. Daniel Murphy and Angel Pagan with RBI singles. Jason Bay added an RBI groundout and Lucas Duda a sacrifice fly to score two more runs.

Bay’s out was the first for Wang after five straight hitters reached base. He also threw a wild pitch during the half inning, firing 24 piches with 14 for strike.

Wang was having trouble getting sink on his fastball and the Mets took advantage with a four run opening frame.
Mets led early, 4-0.

Then, in the fourth, the Mets benefited from two errors and pounded out three hits, including an RBI single by pitcher Dillon Gee, to go up, 6-0 over the Nationals.

The Nationals’ offense managed just one base runner and no hits through three innings against Gee.

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