The Nationals have played 13 innings today. They’ve scored in none of them.
It didn’t bode well for the Nats that they were shut out in the opener of today’s doubleheader by Jenrry Mejia, Scott Rice and Gonzalez Germen. Yeah, not exactly a star-studded group right there.
A matchup with Matt Harvey awaited in the nightcap, and so far, that hasn’t gone too well for the Nats either.
Harvey has held the Nats scoreless over four innings, allowing just two hits and striking out four. He’s thrown just 44 pitches, 31 for strikes.
The Nats aren’t doing much of anything offensively, and they aren’t making Harvey work too hard either.
They trail 1-0 going to the fifth after Ross Ohlendorf allowed two doubles in the fourth inning that put the Mets on top.
Josh Satin doubled with one out and then came around on John Buck’s line drive double over the head of Steve Lombardozzi in left.
That’s been the only damage allowed by Ohlendorf to this point, but like pretty much every Nats starter, he’s getting no help. The Nats have been outscored 12-0 today, and if they drop this game, they’ll fall into a virtual tie with the Mets.
That’s just a shocking statement.
Update: Hey, the Nats scored a run. It might’ve come on a Mets throwing error, but it’s a run nonetheless.
The Nats put two on with none out in the fifth after Jayson Werth singled and Ian Desmond walked, and after a Lombardozzi strikeout, Wilson Ramos grounded a ball up the middle that looked like it would skip into the outfield.
Mets shortstop Justin Turner ranged far to his left and somehow gloved the ball and gave a quick flip to get it to second baseman Daniel Murphy at the bag. Murphy then turned and fired to first, but his throw was well wide of the target and actually ended up hitting Ramos.
Werth came around to score on the error, tying the game at 1-1. If Turner was able to complete the double play, you would have seen that play all over the highlight reels tonight. Instead, it goes down as a 6-4 putout and an E-4, and we’ve got a brand new ballgame.
Ohlendorf, meanwhile, has pitched six innings of one-run ball, dropping his ERA to 1.93.
He’s been tremendous since joining the Nats about six weeks ago.