Wilmer Font failed to make it out of the third inning, and the Nationals were able to hang on to a 5-1 win over the Mets on Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. >> Box score
Five things to know about Wednesday's game...
1) Making his second start for the Mets, Font found himself in trouble early on Wednesday. The first three hitters of the game all reached base safely, capped off by an Anthony Rendon RBI ground-rule double. After a three-run first inning, the Nationals added on in the third inning thanks to a Victor Robles solo home run and an RBI double by Howie Kendrick. Font's night ended after just 2.1 innings, allowing five runs on six hits.
2) J.D. Davis continues to hit well against left-handed pitching this season. Entering the game with an .872 OPS against lefties, Davis ripped an RBI double off of Patrick Corbin to get the Mets on the board in the third inning.
3) Drew Gagnon gave the Mets a solid outing out of the pen, going 2.2 innings without allowing a run. Gagnon also had a night he'll always remember at the plate, notching the first hit of his big-league career with a fifth-inning single off of Corbin.
4) Speaking of Corbin, the Nats' prized offseason addition had his best outing with his new club. The southpaw dazzled over eight innings of work, allowing just one run while striking out 11 batters, tied for his season high.
5) Despite the loss, the Mets' bullpen had a strong night. Gagnon, Tyler Bashlor, and Jeurys Familia combined for 5.2 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and striking out three. The bullpen gave the Mets a chance to come back, but the bats stayed silent for most of the night.
The Mets play the third and final game of their series with the Nats on Thursday at 1:05 p.m.
Zach Wheeler takes the ball for the Mets with Anibal Sanchez getting the call for the Nats.