It took 11 innings, but the Nationals took advantage of a depleted Mets team and won the opener of their first series of the season 4-3.
The Nationals got off to a fast start when Bryce Harper hit a 2-run home run off Matt Harvey who got the start for Jacob deGrom who had a stiff neck. The Mets would battle back to tie the game thanks to a solo homer from Michael Conforto and an RBI single from Curtis Granderson. Jose Lobaton would put the Nats back on top with a solo shot in the fifth, but Granderson would tie the game again with a solo home run of his own.
They would need extra innings to decide it and it was the Nationals that prevailed earning the go ahead run when Jeurys Familia walked Trea Turner with the bases loaded to make it 4-3 ballgame. The Mets were without a slew of regulars as Wilmer Flores and Lucas Duda were placed on the DL before the game, and Asdrubal Cabrera & Yoenis Cespedes were both unavailable tonight for Mets manager Terry Collins.
The Mets will look to bounce back Saturday afternoon in the second game of this three-game set; Coverage on WOR begins at 3:05 pm with Pete McCarthy and 'Mets on Deck'.