Michael Taylor of the Nationals forced a key error by Mets centerfielder Yoenis Cespedes that turned into a de facto grand slam.
Tuesday's critical NL East duel between the Mets and Nationals got a little crazy, as Washington's Michael Taylor forced a key error by Mets;centerfielder Yoenis Cespedes;that turned into a de facto grand slam.
A comebacker up the middle off Mets pitcher Matt Harvey with the bases loaded was misplayed by a charging Cespedes, rolling all the way to the warning track and allowing all runners to score. Taylor crossed the plate standing up to give the Nats a 6–1 lead.
Washington trailed New York by five games in the division entering the game.