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Monday, April 09, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 4 - Nationals at Mets - Murphy Lifts Mets Past Nats to Stay Perfect (4-0)

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

Washington (2-2)1020000003102
N.Y. Mets (4-0) «001200001471
W: J. Rauch (1-0) L: H. Rodriguez (0-1)
HR: WAS - None   NYM - K. Nieuwenhuis (1)

Daniel Murphy's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning kept the Mets perfect on the season as New York took a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals in the first of three games at Citi Field.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a 2-run HR in the 4th to tie the game.. It was his first Homer of his young career..

The Mets improved to 4-0 on the season, winning their first four games of the year for the first time since 2007.

Jon Rauch (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings to earn the win. Starter Mike Pelfrey gave up three runs on 10 hits and a walk while tying his career-high with eight strikeouts through 5 2/3 innings.

Henry Rodriguez (0-1) gave up the deciding run after a costly throwing error to suffer the loss.

Box Score:

Ian Desmond SS511000002.333
Danny Espinosa 2B411000013.200
Ryan Zimmerman 3B412110010.200
Adam LaRoche 1B302200010.467
Jayson Werth RF401001002.071
Mark DeRosa LF400000000.000
  Henry Rodriguez P000000000.000
Roger Bernadina CF400000001.133
Jesus Flores C402000001.500
Edwin Jackson P200000001.000
  Xavier Nady PH101000000.200
  Tom Gorzelanny P000000000.000
  Steve Lombardozzi LF000000010.500
Ruben Tejada SS301010011.357
Daniel Murphy 2B502100000.389
David Wright 3B301100011.583
Ike Davis 1B400000001.000
Jason Bay LF300000012.167
Lucas Duda RF400000000.200
Josh Thole C211010020.556
Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF311200101.375
  Scott Hairston PH-CF100000001.333
Mike Pelfrey P211010000.500
  Miguel Batista P000000000.000
  Ramon Ramirez P000000000.000
  Justin Turner PH100000000.333
  Jon Rauch P000000000.000
  Mike Baxter PH010000010.000

E_A.LaRoche, H.Rodriguez, M.Pelfrey. LOB_Washington 9, NY Mets 10. 2B_R.Zimmerman, R.Tejada, J.Thole, M.Pelfrey. 3B_J.Werth. HR_K.Nieuwenhuis (1) off E.Jackson. S_E.Jackson, R.Tejada. CS_D.Murphy. GIDP_I.Desmond, J.Werth. DP_NY Mets 2 (D.Wright and I.Davis), (R.Tejada, D.Murphy and I.Davis).

Edwin Jackson5.043326178-455.40
Tom Gorzelanny2.220030046-250.00
Henry Rodriguez (L 0-1)0.111011017-90.00
Mike Pelfrey5.21033180104-634.76
Miguel Batista0.100021016-60.00
Ramon Ramirez1.00000008-50.00
Jon Rauch (W 1-0)2.000011026-150.00

M.Batista pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. H.Rodriguez pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

IBB_off T.Gorzelanny (D.Wright).
T_3:18. A_23970.
Umpires_Home,Todd Tichenor; First, Brian Gorman; Second, Larry Vanover; Third, Tony Randazzo.

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