For seven and a third innings, things could hardly have been going better for the Mets as they hosted the Washington Nationals on Monday night. Ramos then walked pinch-hitter Matt Reynolds to force in the Nationals fourth run of the game. DeGrom struck out 12 and held the Nats to three runs, on six hits. Bryce Harper smacked a broken-bat home run on Monday. (Kathy Willens/AP) UNSUNG HERO Todd Frazier extended his hitting streak to six games with an RBI single and then added an RBI double.
The Nationals scored as many runs in that inning as they had in all but two games this season. For one thing, it is still possible it will be correct in the end. Next, they placed catcher Jhonatan Solano on the 60-day disabled list to clear room on the 40-man roster. If neither settles in as the fifth starter, right-hander Erick Fedde seems just about ready for regular big league duty, and will probably get a chance at some point this season regardless.
Already a Member? That changed rather dramatically on a cold, windy night at Citi Field, when deGrom became the first Mets starter to appear in the eighth. The Nats should get Daniel Murphy back eventually — he made his way to extended Spring Training in Florida last weekend. Copyright © 2018 by WTOP. Their .731 team OPS is only two points higher than the Nationals’, and they have scored two fewer runs.
Brewers lose at home again Bit of a weird season for the Brewers so far. Harper hits broken bat homer I've seen broken bat home runs before. He remains out, and he's since been joined on the disabled list by his replacement, Logan Forsythe . Cubs vs. They had finally gotten a starting pitcher, Jacob deGrom, into the eighth inning of a game. That prompted Callaway to bring in his closer, Familia, who surrendered a single to Wilmer Difo, bringing home two more runs and tying the game.
He has reached base safely in nine straight. He tried his best, driving in two runs with a bases-loaded single with one out in that eighth inning. Their eight runs tied for their second-largest output. Also, pretty much everyone else — humans, computers or otherwise — came to roughly the same conclusion. Neither move requires them to risk losing a player. In the meantime, the job certainly feels like Hellickson’s to lose.