Recap: The Mets were unable to avoid getting swept by the Nationals, falling to Washington, 4-1, on Thursday night.
Need to Know: Dillion Gee gave up a two-run home run in the first inning and another two-run shot in the fourth for all four of the runs he allowed in six innings. Gee struck out three and issued four walks. Daniel Murphy had an infield single in the bottom of the fourth and advanced to second on Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond’s throwing error. Murphy later came around to score on a sac fly by Lucas Duda for the Mets’ lone run of the night. Eric Young Jr. hit a double, and David Wright picked up a single to account for the Mets’ three hits in the ballgame. The Mets have now lost their last 11 games against the Nationals at Citi Field.
What’s Next: The Mets begin a four-game series on Friday against the visiting Cubs. Zack Wheeler (7-8, 3.53 ERA) starts the opener opposite Chicago’s Travis Wood (7-9, 4.86). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.