Reporting Byron Kerr
The Nationals had hoped for a night like this from Wilson Ramos. His career-high RBI night came up just short in a New York Mets 6-4 win over Washington before 14,603 at Nationals Park.
Josh Thole had a double and 3 RBI to lead New York.
It wasn’t a pleasant night for starter Jordan Zimmermann, who allowed five runs on nine hits in five and one-third innings, taking the loss to fall to 1-4.
The highlight for the Nats was a pair of solo home runs for the young catcher Ramos off of Mets starter Chris Young, coming in the second and fourth frames. Jayson Werth also smacked a solo shot off of Young.
Ramos’ multi-homer game is first of his career and first by a National since Danny Espinosa slammed two against the Mets on September 6, 2010. Ramos also added an RBI single for a career-high 3 RBI.
“I was waiting for my pitch to help the team,” Ramos said. “Jayson hit a homer too, I am excited for that. If we won, I would feel more excited.”
The Mets were able to put two runs on the board in the second on three hits off Jordan Zimmermann. Jason Bay and Ike Davis started the inning with back-to-back hits. Josh Thole’s RBI groundout plated a run. Then, Young finished the scoring with a sacrifice, and the Mets led 2-0.
The Mets extended their lead in the third on an RBI double by Carlos Beltran, 3-1.
The Nationals got back in the game in their half of the third with homers from Werth and Ramos, 3-3.
The Mets took the lead for good with a two-double by Josh Thole off of Doug Slaten in the top of the sixth.
Ramos’ two-out RBI single cut the Mets lead to 5-4 in the eighth.
Mets loaded the bases in the ninth and scored an insurance run on a David Wright RBI grounder.