August 7, 2022

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Mets lose first game of 2022 season after ugly eighth inning – The Denver Post

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WASHINGTON — A couple of defensive slip-ups and a questionable relief option sealed the Amazin’s first loss of the year, a 4-2 defeat to the Nationals on Sunday at Nationals Park.

The Nationals erased the Mets’ 2-1 lead in the eighth inning after right-hander Trevor Williams came in to relieve southpaw Chasen Shreve with no outs and a runner on first in a one-run game.

“Trevor was going to pitch today and Chasen was going to pitch today,” said Mets manager Buck Showalter. “Can’t let them go 4-5-6-7 days into the season (without pitching). They pitched well, both of them. I know it’s a result-oriented business, but if you look at the type of balls they gave up … I’m happy with it.”

Williams got into trouble right away. He allowed a single to his first batter,…

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2022-04-10 19:15:15

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