Nationals historic in 21-run demolition that leaves Mets with worst loss ever


USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale breaks down how players and teams fared at the MLB trade deadline.

The New York Mets were considered one of the losers of MLB’s trade deadline day. 

And then they played an actual game. 

The Mets were obliterated by the Nationals, 25-4, on Tuesday night in Washington.

“Those guys were locked in,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said.

“They came out tonight and beat us up pretty bad.”

Steven Matz, a pitcher many thought would be on the move, got the start and proceeded to go just 2/3 of an inning, giving up eight hits and seven runs before giving the ball over to Jacob Rhame.

Things did not go better for him, as he gave up seven hits and an additional six runs in two innings. 

Tim Peterson gave up three runs in 1⅓ innings. Tyler Bashlor followed with three more runs allowed in ⅔ of an inning.  

The Nationals were not held scoreless until Jerry Blevins’ sixth inning, having scored seven runs in the first, three in the…

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