The Mets couldn't keep their winning streak alive, as the Nationals collected a win, 7-4, at Citi Field on Sunday. >> Box score
Five Takeaways from Sunday's game...
1) Jacob deGrom didn't begin the game the way he wanted to, as a crucial botched play allowed three runs to cross the plate in the top of the first inning. With the bases juiced, Pete Alonso made a nice diving play and the inning looked to be over. However, he was called for a throwing error that allowed all the runs across despite deGrom stopping before reaching the bag. Overall, deGrom went five innings, allowing three unearned runs on four hits while striking out seven and walking one.
2) A former Met in Asdrubal Cabrera was the man who notched the game-winning hit for the Nats. In the top of the seventh, he laced a double to right with the bases loaded to bring two runs home. Cabrera went 2-for-4 on the day.
3) That 3-0 lead the Nats had early on was quickly relinquished. Joe Panik tallied his first Mets RBI with a single in the bottom of the second, while Jeff McNeil's double brought home two more to tie the game. Panik went 1-for-3 with a walk, run scored, and that RBI. McNeil was 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored, one walk, and two doubles.
4) Robert Gsellman only last a third of an inning in the seventh after allowing those two runs that gave the Nats the lead. Edwin Diaz also had a bad day again with Victor Robles launching a two-run homer in the ninth to add some much-needed insurance. Diaz' ERA moved to 5.60 while Gsellman's is now 4.66.
5) Not only was the Mets' win streak broken, but Michael Conforto's hit streak was also snapped. He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and a sac fly.
The Mets hit the road to face the current NL East leading Braves on Tuesday at 7:20 p.m. Zack Wheeler will get the ball against Max Fried.