Recap: The Mets dropped the second game of the series on Wednesday night to the Nationals, 3-2.
Need to Know: Bartolo Colon pitched six scoreless innings before allowing two runs, one of which was earned, in the seventh. Colon struck out eight and allowed six hits on the night. Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera added a home run in the eighth inning off reliever Jeurys Familia. The Mets had an early lead when Nationals left fielder Kevin Frandsen dropped a fly ball off the bat of Travis d’Arnaud, scoring Lucas Duda from first base. d’Arnaud connected on his 10th homer of the season in the ninth.
What’s Next: The Mets will look to avoid getting swept on Thursday night. Dillon Gee (4-4, 3.54 ERA) gets the start opposite Washington’s Stephen Strasburg (8-10, 3.68). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.