Gómez HR sinks Nats after Martinez ejection, Mets sweep

NEW YORK (AP) Turns out, the only thing Mets manager Mickey Callaway lost this week was his voice.

Days after New York's front office declared support for its criticized, second-year skipper, Callaway's players rallied for another startling victory Thursday and a four-game sweep of the division-rival Nationals.

Carlos Gomez slipped out of his shoe during an early dash, then hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning that helped the Mets overcome a comeback that started after Washington manager Dave Martinez's heated ejection for a 6-4 victory.

Gomez bolted around the bases, smacking himself in the helmet and letting out a few joyous shouts after his two-out shot against Wander Suero (1-4). Players jumped out of the dugout and danced on the warning track while he rounded the bases, greeting him with flying handshakes and hugs.

Callaway was already hoarse Thursday morning when he met with reporters. After Gomez's stunner, he could hardly get his pipes working.

''Sorry for the voice,'' he said. ''I've been screaming and yelling (through) these crazy games.''

Gomez delivered his first homer of the season in his seventh game. The 13-year major league veteran opened the year with Triple-A Syracuse, hoping to extend his playing days at Citi Field after breaking into the majors with the Mets as a 21-year-old in 2007.

''I'm blessed,'' Gomez said. ''Came back here in this situation and play the way that we're playing right now with a lot of energy, you know, I'm enjoying every single time. You guys can notice when I'm in the dugout or playing defense like a little kid. I'm enjoying every single moment.''

It was the third straight game New York beat Washington in its final turn at-bat.

The Nationals seemed as if they'd snapped from their funk after Martinez's ejection in the eighth. Plate umpire Bruce Dreckman rang up Washington's Howie Kendrick for a strikeout as he tried to check his swing leading off, then tossed the veteran infielder. Martinez charged from the dugout, spiked his hat and kicked dirt on home plate while barking relentlessly at Dreckman.

''I just didn't think he swung,'' Martinez said. ''We just got into it. All I did was tell him to ask for help. That's why the first base umpire is there. He didn't like it.''

Juan Soto then walked against Robert Gsellman (1-0), Victor Robles singled, and Yan Gomes brought in Soto with a double. Gerardo Parra followed with a pinch-hit, two-run single for a 4-3 Washington lead.

The Nationals have lost five straight and six of seven. Washington dropped to 19-31, a record better than only the Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals.

Hardly the kind of start expected from an NL playoff hopeful.

''You can't put a blame on one thing,'' Martinez said when asked where culpability fell. ''You really can't. This is a team thing.''

The Mets swept the Nationals/Expos franchise over four games for the first time since July 1-4, 1991. It was the first four-game home sweep by New York in the series since May 15-18, 1972.

New York is 18-13 against the NL East and 24-25 overall. The Mets enter a three-game series against Detroit hoping to climb over .500 for the first time since May 2.

''Now we're winning ballgames, there's definitely a different air because of that,'' Callaway said. ''But these guys have not quit one time. They're tremendous. That's an unbelievable comeback right there.''

Edwin Diaz retired the side in order in the ninth for his 12th save.

Mets starter Steven Matz allowed 10 hits over six innings of one-run ball. Washington starter Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs and five hits over seven innings.

Starting with an unusual 12:10 p.m. first pitch, both teams looked short on caffeine. New York had two errors, Washington had one and both teams had players thrown out on the bases.

SHOE FLY DON'T BOTHER

Gomez stole second in the fifth inning and took third on catcher Gomes' throwing error, and his left shoe flew off in the process. Gomez never broke stride and scored two batters later on Juan Lagares' sacrifice fly for a 1-0 lead.

IT'LL BE ALL RIGHT

New York placed infielders Robinson Cano (left quad strain) and Jeff McNeil (tight left hamstring) on the injured list prior to the game, leaving the team without two regular position players. The Mets went with an all right-handed lineup against a right-handed starting pitcher for the second time in franchise history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman (plantar fasciitis in right foot) has experienced some pain running in recent days and will back off. He was still expected to hit in a batting cage Thursday.

Mets: Luis Guillorme and Ryan O'Rourke were recalled from Triple-A Syracuse. ... New York claimed former Phillies OF Aaron Altherr off waivers from San Francisco and designated RHP Tim Peterson for assignment.

UP NEXT

Nationals: Open a four-game home series against Miami with RHP Kyle McGowin (0-0, 6.00) set to make his second career start. RHP Pablo Lopez (3-5, 5.06) is up for the Marlins.

Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (3-4, 4.50) starts the opener of a three-game home series against Detroit, opposing LHP Gregory Soto (0-2, 10.80).

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  • W: R. Gsellman (1-0)L: W. Suero (1-4)S: E. Diaz (12)
  • HR: NYM - C. Gomez (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS50100011.261.306.478.7841.5
A. Eaton RF50200011.273.338.379.7171.5
A. Rendon 3B50100012.321.416.6561.0720.5
H. Kendrick 1B40000013.293.338.526.864-0.5
M. Adams 1B10000010.246.264.449.713-0.5
J. Soto LF32300100.268.374.490.8639.0
B. Dozier 2B40200012.210.303.369.6732.5
V. Robles CF31200112.244.311.436.7475.5
Y. Gomes C31110113.234.311.327.6384.5
S. Strasburg P30000034.091.167.136.303-1.5
a- G. Parra PH10120000.233.308.353.6615.0
W. Suero P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Strasburg in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Rosario SS40000000.256.298.389.6870.0
J. Davis LF31100010.283.352.469.8211.5
R. Gsellman P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
a- D. Smith PH-1B11100000.317.440.463.9033.0
T. Frazier 3B21100111.219.278.356.6352.5
P. Alonso 1B30010033.250.333.580.913-0.5
E. Diaz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
W. Ramos C31210110.250.329.321.6514.5
C. Gomez RF32231101.188.350.438.78813.0
A. Hechavarria 2B40000014.150.227.200.427-0.5
J. Lagares CF20010011.202.280.303.5830.5
S. Matz P20000000.133.133.133.2670.0
J. Familia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Davis PH-LF10000000.500.5002.0002.5000.0
  • a-doubled for Gsellman in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Familia in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Turner (4), J. Soto (10), B. Dozier (4), Y. Gomes (4)
  • 3B - J. Soto
  • RBI - Y. Gomes (13), G. Parra 2 (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Gomes (5), G. Parra 2 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Turner, A. Rendon, H. Kendrick, S. Strasburg 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Smith (3)
  • HR - C. Gomez
  • SF - P. Alonso (2), J. Lagares
  • RBI - P. Alonso (37), W. Ramos (25), C. Gomez 3 (4), J. Lagares (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Ramos (17), C. Gomez 3 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Alonso, A. Hechavarria 2 (2), J. Lagares
BASERUNNING
  • SB - V. Robles (9), G. Parra (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Gomez
  • CS - T. Frazier
FIELDING
  • E - Y. Gomes (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Matz-Hechavarria-Alonso; Frazier-Hechavarria-Alonso)
  • E - A. Hechavarria, J. Lagares (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Strasburg7.05322503.250.9917.5
W. Suero (L, 1-4) (BS, 1)1.02331317.171.31-6.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Strasburg7.0
W. Suero (L, 1-4) (BS, 1)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Matz6.010112703.631.3711.5
J. Familia (H, 6)1.00000006.161.793.0
R. Gsellman (W, 1-0) (BS, 3)1.03331203.301.274.0
E. Diaz (S, 12)1.00000201.830.9711.0
PITCHERSIP
S. Matz6.0
J. Familia (H, 6)1.0
R. Gsellman (W, 1-0) (BS, 3)1.0
E. Diaz (S, 12)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Strasburg
  • IBB - W. Suero (3)
  • HBP - S. Strasburg (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Strasburg 101-64, W. Suero 24-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Strasburg 5-10
  • Batters Faced - S. Strasburg 28, W. Suero 6
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Matz (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 88-64, J. Familia 16-12, R. Gsellman 29-20, E. Diaz 17-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 6-2, J. Familia 2-1, E. Diaz 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Matz 27, J. Familia 3, R. Gsellman 7, E. Diaz 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Turner SS50100011.261.306.478.7841.5
A. Eaton RF50200011.273.338.379.7171.5
A. Rendon 3B50100012.321.416.6561.0720.5
H. Kendrick 1B40000013.293.338.526.864-0.5
M. Adams 1B10000010.246.264.449.713-0.5
J. Soto LF32300100.268.374.490.8639.0
B. Dozier 2B40200012.210.303.369.6732.5
V. Robles CF31200112.244.311.436.7475.5
Y. Gomes C31110113.234.311.327.6384.5
S. Strasburg P30000034.091.167.136.303-1.5
a- G. Parra PH10120000.233.308.353.6615.0
W. Suero P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total374133031118-----
  • a-singled for Strasburg in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Rosario SS40000000.256.298.389.6870.0
J. Davis LF31100010.283.352.469.8211.5
R. Gsellman P0000-000.0001.000.000.000-
a- D. Smith PH-1B11100000.317.440.463.9033.0
T. Frazier 3B21100111.219.278.356.6352.5
P. Alonso 1B30010033.250.333.580.913-0.5
E. Diaz P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
W. Ramos C31210110.250.329.321.6514.5
C. Gomez RF32231101.188.350.438.78813.0
A. Hechavarria 2B40000014.150.227.200.427-0.5
J. Lagares CF20010011.202.280.303.5830.5
S. Matz P20000000.133.133.133.2670.0
J. Familia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- R. Davis PH-LF10000000.500.5002.0002.5000.0
Total2867613810-----
  • a-doubled for Gsellman in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Familia in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - T. Turner (4), J. Soto (10), B. Dozier (4), Y. Gomes (4)
  • 3B - J. Soto
  • RBI - Y. Gomes (13), G. Parra 2 (15)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Gomes (5), G. Parra 2 (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Turner, A. Rendon, H. Kendrick, S. Strasburg 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - D. Smith (3)
  • HR - C. Gomez
  • SF - P. Alonso (2), J. Lagares
  • RBI - P. Alonso (37), W. Ramos (25), C. Gomez 3 (4), J. Lagares (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - W. Ramos (17), C. Gomez 3 (4)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - P. Alonso, A. Hechavarria 2 (2), J. Lagares
BASERUNNING
  • SB - V. Robles (9), G. Parra (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Gomez
  • CS - T. Frazier
FIELDING
  • E - Y. Gomes (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Matz-Hechavarria-Alonso; Frazier-Hechavarria-Alonso)
  • E - A. Hechavarria, J. Lagares (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Strasburg7.05322503.250.9917.5
W. Suero (L, 1-4) (BS, 1)1.02331317.171.31-6.5
Total8.0765381---
PITCHERSIP
S. Strasburg7.0
W. Suero (L, 1-4) (BS, 1)1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Matz6.010112703.631.3711.5
J. Familia (H, 6)1.00000006.161.793.0
R. Gsellman (W, 1-0) (BS, 3)1.03331203.301.274.0
E. Diaz (S, 12)1.00000201.830.9711.0
Total9.013443110---
PITCHERSIP
S. Matz6.0
J. Familia (H, 6)1.0
R. Gsellman (W, 1-0) (BS, 3)1.0
E. Diaz (S, 12)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - S. Strasburg
  • IBB - W. Suero (3)
  • HBP - S. Strasburg (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Strasburg 101-64, W. Suero 24-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Strasburg 5-10
  • Batters Faced - S. Strasburg 28, W. Suero 6
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Matz (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Matz 88-64, J. Familia 16-12, R. Gsellman 29-20, E. Diaz 17-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Matz 6-2, J. Familia 2-1, E. Diaz 1-0
  • Batters Faced - S. Matz 27, J. Familia 3, R. Gsellman 7, E. Diaz 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Gomez homered to left center, Smith and Ramos scored46
    Parra singled to center, Robles and Gomes scored43
    Gomes doubled to left center, Soto scored, Robles to third23
  • 6TH INNING
    Ramos reached on an infield single to shortstop, Frazier scored13
    Alonso hit sacrifice fly to center, Davis scored, Frazier to third12
    Dozier reached on an infield single to pitcher, Soto scored, Dozier out at third on 2nd baseman Hechavarria throwing error11
  • 5TH INNING
    Lagares hit sacrifice fly to right, Gomez scored01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Edwin Diaz pitching
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Eaton struck out swinging
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Ball, Rendon grounded out to catcher
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Robert Gsellman pitching
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Kendrick struck out swinging
    • J. Soto: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soto walked
    • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Dozier fouled out to catcher
    • V. Robles: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Robles singled to shallow right center, Soto to third
    • Y. Gomes: Gomes doubled to left center, Soto scored, Robles to third
    • Gerardo Parra hit for Stephen Strasburg
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Parra singled to center, Robles and Gomes scored
    • T. Turner: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Parra stole second, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wander Suero pitching
    • Matt Adams at first base
    • Dominic Smith hit for Robert Gsellman
    • D. Smith: Smith doubled to left
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • W. Ramos: Ramos intentionally walked
    • C. Gomez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gomez homered to left center, Smith and Ramos scored
    • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hechavarria struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Jeurys Familia relieved Steven Matz
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Turner grounded out to third
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Eaton grounded out to second
    • A. Rendon: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Rendon fouled out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • J. Lagares: Strike swinging, Foul, Lagares lined out to right
    • Rajai Davis hit for Jeurys Familia
    • R. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Davis grounded out to third
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Rosario grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • J. Soto: Soto doubled to left
    • B. Dozier: Dozier reached on an infield single to pitcher, Soto scored, Dozier out at third on 2nd baseman Hechavarria throwing error
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Robles reached on bunt single to second
    • Y. Gomes: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Gomes struck out looking, Robles stole second
    • S. Strasburg: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strasburg struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rosario lined out to center
    • J. Davis: Davis singled to right
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Frazier hit by pitch, Davis to second
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Davis to third, Frazier to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Foul, Alonso hit sacrifice fly to center, Davis scored, Frazier to third
    • W. Ramos: Foul, Ramos reached on an infield single to shortstop, Frazier scored
    • C. Gomez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gomez walked, Ramos to second
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Ball, Hechavarria flied out to deep right
    • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Turner grounded out to first
    • A. Eaton: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Eaton singled to center, Eaton to second on center fielder Lagares fielding error
    • A. Rendon: Strike looking, Foul, Rendon grounded out to shortstop
    • H. Kendrick: Ball, Kendrick lined out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • C. Gomez: Ball, Strike looking, Gomez singled to deep left
    • A. Hechavarria: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Gomez stole second, Gomez to third on catcher Gomes throwing error, Hechavarria popped out to shortstop
    • J. Lagares: Foul, Lagares hit sacrifice fly to right, Gomez scored
    • S. Matz: Ball, Matz popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 4TH INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kendrick grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Soto: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Soto singled to right
    • B. Dozier: Foul, Dozier doubled to left, Soto to third
    • V. Robles: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Robles struck out looking
    • Y. Gomes: Gomes intentionally walked
    • S. Strasburg: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Strasburg struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
    • P. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • W. Ramos: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Frazier caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramos struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • S. Strasburg: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strasburg struck out looking
    • T. Turner: Strike swinging, Turner doubled to deep right center
    • A. Eaton: Strike looking, Eaton grounded out to third
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Rendon struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • S. Matz: Matz grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • A. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Rosario grounded out to second
    • J. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Soto tripled to deep center
    • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
    • V. Robles: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Robles walked
    • Y. Gomes: Gomes grounded into double play third to second to first, Robles out at second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • W. Ramos: Foul, Ball, Ramos singled to center
    • C. Gomez: Foul, Gomez flied out to center
    • A. Hechavarria: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hechavarria flied out to deep right
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • S. Matz Pitching:
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Turner flied out to right
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Eaton singled to deep left
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rendon singled to center, Eaton to third
    • H. Kendrick: Strike looking, Kendrick grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Rendon out at second
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Strasburg Pitching:
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Rosario fouled out to catcher
    • J. Davis: Davis grounded out to shortstop
    • T. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Frazier singled to shallow left
    • P. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)