Mets Blanked by Strasburg 4-0; Collins Ejected

April 11, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
Washington Nationals v New York Mets
After two starts in 2012 Johan Santana is 0-1 with a 0.90 ERA. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Washington’s ace starter Stephen Strasburg pitched six scoreless innings while striking out eight batters Wednesday afternoon at Citi field as the Washington Nationals (4-2) blanked the New York Mets (4-2) 4-0.

Johan Santana went five innings for New York, allowing just one run on five hits, and struck out eight batters himself.

Mets Manager Terry Collins was ejected in the seventh inning for arguing balls and strikes. The ejection came a half-inning after outfielder Jason Bay struck out looking on a borderline third strike call. Bay appeared to argue the call while walking back to the dugout.

“Jason Bay never says a word, so when he’s arguing something, there’s an issue,” said Collins, according to a report on the Mets website.

The Mets managed just three hits for the game, while Washington score three times against New York’s bullpen.

The Mets next contest is Friday at Philadelphia.