The Mets made a late comeback, but the Nationals walked it off in a 6-5 loss for New York to close out the opening series. >> Box score
Six things to know about Sunday's game...
1) Zack Wheeler made his season debut, and it didn't go how it would've liked it to. The first two innings were painless, but the Nationals got to him in the third. On just four pitches, a double, single and home run were hit to make it a 3-0 game for the home team. Then, after a silent fourth inning, Wheeler allowed another run to come across on an Anthony Rendon RBI single in the fifth. Overall, Wheeler allowed four earned on six hits while striking out seven and walking one over five innings.
2) The Mets wouldn't go away in this one, as a three-run eighth inning brought them back into the game. Amed Rosario (1-for-4, RBI) hit an RBI single to make it a 5-3 game. Then, with two outs, Wilson Ramos and Juan Lagares had RBI singles of their own to tie the game up.
3) After tying the game up, the momentum was on the Mets side, but Trea Turner had the Nationals Park crowd jumping when he hit a walkoff homer off Justin Wilson. It was Turner's second homer of the day, his first a three-run shot off Wheeler in the third.
4) Gary Cohen said it best: "Pete Alonso just continues to rake." Alonso smacked another RBI double in the top of the second to score Brandon Nimmo. That's his third RBI double in two games.
5) Robert Gsellman made his season debut, and allowed one run on three hits over 1.1 innings.
6) Brandon Nimmo finally notched his first hit of the season -- a single up the middle. He went 1-for-4 on the day, while Robinson Cano had a 2-for-5 day after going o-fer on Saturday.
The Mets head to Miami on Monday to start a three-game series before heading to Flushing for their home opener on Thursday.