IMG_0331deGrom and the Mets fell to Zimmermann and the Nationals 2-1 in what was an exciting pitchers duel by two dominant starting pitchers. To think that the Nationals are likely to lose Zimmermann at the end of the year is crazy, yet greatly satisfying as a Mets fan.

3 quick strikes from tonight’s game:

IMG_0330-1deGrom showed no signs of a sophomore slump tonight, coming off of his strong, rookie of the year, inaugural season. One bad pitch to the other Zimmerman did him in and was all that the Nationals needed.

Despite a slow spring training, dArnaud has looked like the best Mets hitter through two games, which I am sure is fueled by Kevin Plawecki quickly approaching in the rear view.

Montero looked unhittable out of the bullpen tonight. So much for taking it slow and easing him in to pressure situations. Down by a run in the 7th, in he came and down the hitters went. It will be interesting to see how he adjusts to the league once word spreads that he pounds the outside corner with fastballs. Considering he rode his plus change and pinpoint control to the show, he should be just fine.

Tomorrow afternoon Harvey makes his triumphant return to the mound, weather allowing, as the Mets look to their ace to show his form of old and lock down the series win for the Mets.