Washington Nationals: Takeaways From 11-4 Win Over Mets

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Jun 27, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa (8) throws to first after the force out New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) during the eighth inning at Nationals Park. Washington Nationals defeated New York Mets 11-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 27, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa (8) throws to first after the force out New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) during the eighth inning at Nationals Park. Washington Nationals defeated New York Mets 11-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 27, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa (8) throws to first after the force out New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) during the eighth inning at Nationals Park. Washington Nationals defeated New York Mets 11-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

Check out our three takeaways from the Washington Nationals 11-4 win over the Mets last night

Last night, the Washington Nationals got off to a rough start against their series opener against the New York Mets as they put themselves in an early 4-0 hole against star pitcher Noah Syndergaard. But, the offense had one of their best innings in a while as they scored five in the bottom of the third to erase the deficit.

All in all, the offense had 17 hits and every player in the starting lineup had at least one hit, including starting pitcher Joe Ross. The two players who had three hits or more in last night’s win were shortstop Danny Espinosa (3-for-5, two RBI’s) and Ben Revere (4-for-5, a RBI).

Once Ross got the lead, he was able to rebound after giving up four runs in the first three innings He was .able to get through six innings and pick up the win. After Ross, the duo of Felipe Rivero and Rafael Martin shut out the Mets over the final three innings.

With last night’s win, the Washington Nationals are now four games ahead of the Mets in the NL East with two games still to go in this week’s series and six more games in total against New York before the All-Star Break (four at Citi Field next week).

Before Lucas Giolito makes his Major League debut tonight against Matt Harvey (7:05 p.m ET, MASN/MLB Network), check out my three takeaways from last night’s 11-4 win by the Washington Nationals:

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