Recap: The Mets dropped their series opener, 7-1, at the hands of the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
Need to Know: The Nationals blasted four home runs, three of which came off Mets starter Rafael Montero. The right-hander, who was making his first start in the Majors since May 30, allowed five runs and seven hits in five-plus innings to take the loss. Mets killer Ian Desmond struck his 20th home run of the season, and his fifth against the Mets.
Anthony Rendon, Bryce Harper and Michael Taylor each also struck homers, with Taylor’s serving as his first Major League blast.
Eric Campbell drove in the lone Mets run, driving in Daniel Murphy with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly.
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What’s Next: The Mets will give the ball to Bartolo Colon (11-9, 3.97), hoping to even the three-game series. Jordan Zimmermann (7-5, 3.06) will oppose the burly right-hander. Game time will be 7:10 p.m.