Nationals were their own worst enemy committing 3 errors in a 2-0 loss to the Mets. Jordan Zimmermann was out dueled by Dillon Gee who pitched 5.2 innings and gave up no runs.
Mar 8, 2013; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training game at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche reached base on singles in the first, but Nationals bats were not able to knock them home. Those two hits were the offensive high point of the afternoon.
The Nationals had trouble sustaining any offensive pressure on the Mets and stranded runners in the sixth and eight innings. The Nationals hopes faded like many of their fly balls today in the vast expanse of Citi Field.
Mets catcher John Buck crushed a home run off Jordan Zimmermann that eventually landed in the second deck of Citi Field. It was Buck’s seventh home run of the season as he continued his hot start. The Mets added an insurance run in the fourth on a Mike Baxter sarifice fly that scored David Wright. That would be more than enough for the Mets to secure the victory.