Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)
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|Washington (53-36) «||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||0||x||4||9||0|
W: J. Zimmermann (7-6) L: C. Young (2-4)
S: T. Clippard (15)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (12),J. Bay (5) WAS - A. LaRoche (16)
Zimmermann (7-6) gave up four hits, struck out four and won his fourth straight decision. He did not issue a walk.
"He's been great all year for us," Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper said of Zimmermann.
Tyler Clippard allowed two solo homers in the ninth inning -- to David Wright and Jason Bay -- before striking out Jordany Valdespin to record his 15th save of the year.
LaRoche's home run -- his 16th of the season -- came in the bottom of the sixth and Steve Lombardozzi added a two-run double the next inning.
The Nationals will look for the sweep of this three-game series on Thursday.
The Mets, meanwhile, saw their season-high losing streak reach six games. They have lost five of their last six series against Washington dating back to last season.
Chris Young (2-4) was charged with two runs on six hits over six innings and lost his third straight start. He walked one and struck out two.
Andres Torres had a seventh-inning RBI single in the setback.
"I don't think we're gonna sit here and feel sorry for ourselves," said Young. "You make your own luck. And we will."
Valdespin hit a pinch-hit, ninth-inning homer in Tuesday's series opener, which the Mets lost in extras. But he was one of three strikeout victims for Clippard on Wednesday, who worked around Wright's leadoff shot and Bay's two- out blast down the left field line. Both homers came off of a first-pitch fastball.
In the seventh, Lombardozzi doubled off the wall in right, scoring Jesus Flores and Roger Bernadina after they reached with consecutive two-out singles. Bernadina's base hit ricocheted off of pitcher Miguel Batista and escaped into left field.
LaRoche also struck with two down, belting a 1-2 slider from Young into the stands in left-center. Harper singled earlier in the frame.
"I didn't think it was a bad pitch. It wasn't like I missed my spot," Young said.
Washington improved to 9-3 at home this season against the National League East...The last time the Mets lost six in a row was from September 10-15, 2011...Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada went 0-for-4 and saw his six-game hit streak come to an end.
|Ruben Tejada SS||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.317|
|Daniel Murphy 2B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.289|
|Mike Nickeas C||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.168|
|David Wright 3B||4||1||3||1||1||0||1||0||0||.351|
|Ike Davis 1B||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.202|
|Lucas Duda RF||4||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||2||.246|
|Jason Bay LF||4||1||2||1||0||0||1||0||1||.195|
|Andres Torres CF||3||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||.226|
|Jordany Valdespin PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.266|
|Josh Thole C||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.273|
|Ronny Cedeno PH-2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.256|
|Chris Young P||2||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||.182|
|Miguel Batista P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Josh Edgin P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Scott Hairston PH||1||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.255|
|Jon Rauch P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Steve Lombardozzi 2B||4||0||1||2||1||0||0||0||0||.267|
|Bryce Harper CF-RF||4||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.278|
|Ryan Zimmerman 3B||4||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||1||.254|
|Adam LaRoche 1B||3||1||1||2||0||0||1||1||1||.257|
|Michael Morse RF||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.289|
|Tyler Clippard P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Tyler Moore LF||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.293|
|Danny Espinosa SS||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.241|
|Jesus Flores C||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.230|
|Jordan Zimmermann P||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.229|
|Tom Gorzelanny P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.500|
|Roger Bernadina PH||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.252|
|Sean Burnett P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Rick Ankiel CF||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.228|
LOB_NY Mets 4, Washington 5. 2B_D.Wright, L.Duda, C.Young, S.Hairston, S.Lombardozzi, R.Zimmerman. HR_D.Wright (12) off T.Clippard, J.Bay (5) off T.Clippard, A.LaRoche (16) off C.Young. CS_D.Espinosa. GIDP_I.Davis, T.Moore. DP_NY Mets 2 (D.Wright, D.Murphy and I.Davis), (A.Torres and I.Davis); Washington 1 (S.Lombardozzi, D.Espinosa and A.LaRoche).
|Chris Young (L 2-4)||6.0||6||2||2||1||2||1||92-64||4.11|
|Jordan Zimmermann (W 7-6)||6.0||4||0||0||0||4||0||95-68||2.35|
|Tom Gorzelanny (H 7)||1.0||2||1||1||0||0||0||25-15||3.95|
|Sean Burnett (H 19)||1.0||1||0||0||0||1||0||15-9||1.82|
|Tyler Clippard (S 15)||1.0||2||2||2||0||3||2||16-11||2.83|
HBP_by C.Young (D.Espinosa).
Umpires_Home,Mark Carlson; First, Chris Conroy; Second, Tim Timmons; Third, Angel Hernandez.