Washington Nationals: Takeaways From 6-1 Win Over Mets

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Jul 9, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) scores on a triple by center fielder Ben Revere (not pictured) in the third inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 9, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) scores on a triple by center fielder Ben Revere (not pictured) in the third inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 9, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) scores on a triple by center fielder Ben Revere (not pictured) in the third inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports /

Check out our three takeaways from last night’s 6-1 Washington Nationals over the New York Mets

As it seems to be case whenever the Washington Nationals (53-36) play the New York Mets in 2016, former Met second baseman Daniel Murphy always seems to find a way to make a difference. Murphy went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI’s and nearly hit for the cycle in last night’s 6-1 win over the New York Mets (47-40) at Citi Field.

Despite a rocky start to the game, Max Scherzer found a way to hold the Mets offense, which was without Yoenis Cespedes, to a mere one run in the first inning. After that inning, Scherzer got into a groove and gave up only two hits over the final six innings.

With Matt Harvey now out for the season due to thoracic outlet syndrome, Logan Verrett got the start for the Mets last night. Verrett was okay, but the Washington Nationals offense did a good job of drawing five walks and turning those walks into runs.

Due to their win last night, the Washington Nationals have assured themselves of leaving New York this afternoon with no worse than a four game lead in the NL East, which is what they had when the series began on Thursday night. Plus, they are 4-2 in six games at Citi Field this season.

Before Gio Gonzalez takes on Steven Matz in the final game of the first half of the season this afternoon (1:10 p.m ET, MASN/TBS), check out my three takeaways from yesterday’s 6-1 win.

Next: The Murphy Show Continues

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