Wilson Ramos nearly singlehandedly defeated the New York Mets Sunday afternoon as his four RBIs helped the Washington Nationals to a 6-3 win.
Nats fans have come to celebrate the Mets’ arrival to the District as Washington has triumphed in 10 of their 11 past matchups with their now 20-23 division rivals.
Without a doubt, Ramos has been looking for a big break. The Nats’ catcher returned from the disabled list just a week ago after breaking his hamate bone in his left wrist. Unfortunately for Mets’ starter Zack Wheeler (L, 1-4), Ramos found it in the series rubber game.
Nats’ starter Jordan Zimmermann (W, 3-1) proved sharp enough. In the second, he found himself in a sticky spot after giving up a double to Lucas Duda. Duda advanced to third on a ground out by Juan Lagares and held there when Ruben Tejada grounded out to first. But, Zimmermann could not pitch out of the inning without allowing the run to come home as Juan Centeno singled to right to bring home Duda. [Read more...]