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Giménez Shines but Mets fall to Nationals 2-1

VIDEO: New York Mets Manager Luis Rojas along with stars Rick Porcello and Luis Guillorme share these thoughts after the team’s 2-1 loss to the Washington Nationals in MLB action on 8/11 at Citi Field.

The New York Mets (7-11) continue to see some impressive production from infielder  Andres Gimenez, who did a bit of everything in the 2-1 loss to the Washington Nationals (6-7) on Tuesday night. Gimenez continues to gain confidence while impressing all in his overall play for the franchise this season.

The rookie was able to rip a triple in the Bottom of the Fourth Inning, in addition to continuing to show a tremendous glove playing some wonderful defense. Giminez combined with fellow infielder  Luis Guillorme to turned a pair of slick 4-6-3 double plays in the fifth and sixth innings. In that same frame there was also a ESPN Top-10-esque play by Andres when he was able to make a diving stop to rob Juan Soto of a single.

Overall Gimenez is showing the higher ups that making the call to allow him to play with the big league club this season was the right one to make, and is making a great case as to why he should be a guy that can be inserted into the line-up on a daily basis for Manager Luis Rojas.

For Rojas he continues to see the rest of his bats struggle as the Mets stranded seven runners on base in the game on Tuesday.  Thus far the guys have not done the job they have hoped too when it comes time for bringing in runners that are on base and that is something that is hoped to be changed quickly in this 60 game season.

On the mound for New York starter Rick Porcello had a solid start going six innings, striking out five batters and giving up eight hills. Opposing Porcello was Nationals starter Max Scherzer, who went six innings, striking out seven batters and giving up six hits.

The Mets will wrap up this series with the Washington Nationals tonight (Wednesday) with the starting pitcher for New York to be announced. Washington is set to have righty Aníbal Sánchez (0-2, 7.84 ERA) ready for his regularly scheduled start. The game between the Mets and the Nationals is set for 7:10 p.m. with the game airing on the SNY and MASN networks.

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