WASHINGTON — The Mets’ six-run outburst over 5 innings ought to have been a lot for Taijuan Walker on Sunday, however there was the right-hander departing earlier than he may end the fifth.
“I simply didn’t do my job,” Walker mentioned after the Mets’ 13-6 victory over the Nationals.
Walker allowed six earned runs on six hits with three walks over 4 ¹/₃ innings in elevating his ERA to a season-high 4.15. He appeared to have his afternoon underneath management after a rocky first inning wherein he allowed homers to Lane Thomas and Josh Bell, however then got here the fifth.
In that inning, Juan Soto drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single. Earlier than departing Walker unleashed a wild pitch that tied it 6-6.
“They only discovered the outlet that inning,” Walker mentioned. “I believed I threw some good pitches that inning, however the offense gave me six runs and I didn’t do my job as we speak.”
The outing was Walker’s shortest since July 24, when he lasted solely 4 innings in opposition to Toronto.
For the brief time period, a minimum of, the Mets are holding three catchers (James McCann, Patrick Mazieka and Probability Sisco) due to harm issues. McCann returned from the injured record on Saturday and began the nightcap of a doubleheader, however was on the bench Sunday with Mazieka behind the plate. Supervisor Luis Rojas indicated the staff wished safety in case McCann’s again spasms flared up.
Sisco was knocked out of Friday night time’s sport following a collision on the plate with Andrew Stevenson, however indicated he was feeling higher after present process testing for a concussion. Sisco mentioned he had no downside with Stevenson’s strategy.
“I watched the replay and there was sort of nothing you possibly can do on either side,” Sisco mentioned. “There was actually no manner for me to get out of the best way and I don’t know if he may have gotten out of the best way.”
Dominic Smith will “doubtlessly” rejoin the Mets on Monday, in accordance with Rojas. The outfielder was positioned on the bereavement record Friday.
Travis Blankenhorn was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, returning the Mets’ roster to twenty-eight gamers a day after the doubleheader.