The Mets whipped the floor with the Washington Nationals on Thursday, sweeping them away with a 5-0 victory at Citi Field. The victory completed a 6-0 homestand for the Amazin’s, the first of its kind since 2015.
Carlos Carrasco earned his sixth win of the year with his father in attendance. Carrasco struggled a bit with his control, walking five and allowing four hits, but more importantly kept the Nationals off the scoreboard over five innings.
Tomas Nido had a huge afternoon at the plate. The Mets back-up catcher who was swung into the starting roll about three weeks ago when James McCann was injured, went 4-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI. He drove in a pair on a single to center in the fourth inning. He was credited with one RBI since the second run scored on an error.
In the eighth Nido lined a double into the left-center field gap, allowing JD Davis and Luis Guillorme to score to put New York up 5-0.
At 35-17 the attention now turns to a very arduous road trip that will take the Mets to the left coast to face the LA Dodgers, Angels and Padres. The Dodgers own the second best record in the National League at 33-17, with the Padres right behind them at 30-20. This trip figures to be a true litmus test for a Mets team that is firmly challenging for a top seed in the postseason.