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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Recap: Game 102 - Mets (1) at Nats (14) - Laugher in Washington

N.Y. Mets (46-56)000100000182
Washington (52-54)«03520301x14180

W: T. Jordan (1-3) L: C. Torres (1-2)
HR: NYM - None   WAS - W. Ramos (6),D. Span (2)


Wilson Ramos had a grand slam and five RBI and the Washington Nationals recorded 18 hits en route to a 14-1 rout against the New York Mets in the finale of a four-game series at Nationals Park.

Denard Span had a two-run home run and three RBI while Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond drove in two runs apiece for the Nationals, who took three straight games from the Nats after being shut out in the series opener.

Taylor Jordan (1-3) gave up one run on five hits while fanning seven and walking one over six innings to pick up his first major league win.

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-3 and drove in the lone run for the Mets. Starter Carlos Torres (1-2) lasted just three innings, surrendering eight runs on nine hits and a walk.

In the second, Torres put runners on the corners after allowing a one-out double to Desmond and a single to Span. Ramos' base hit to right center plated Desmond.

Jordan advanced the runners with a sacrifice bunt and Harper delivered a two- RBI single to left.

The Nationals blasted Torres for five runs in the third. Ryan Zimmerman hit a leadoff double and Jayson Werth walked with one out. Desmond delivered an RBI single to right and Ramos capped the inning with a grand slam two batters later.

The Mets got on the board in the fourth. Eric Young singled to begin the frame and scored on a two-out single to center by Byrd.

However, Washington scored two runs in the home half. Back-to-back singles by Anthony Rendon and Zimmerman started the inning. After Adam LaRoche grounded into a double play, Werth scored Rendon with a single to left.

Following a walk to Desmond, Span scored Werth with a single up the middle. However, on the same play, Desmond was thrown out trying to reach third.

The Nationals weren't done scoring, as they added three more runs in the sixth. Werth knocked a two-out single to right. He got to second on a wild pitch by David Aardsma and third on a passed ball before scoring on a single by Desmond. Span followed with a two-run shot to give the team a 13-1 advantage.

In the eighth, leadoff man Steve Lombardozzi singled and scored when Desmond ripped a two-out double to right and Andrew Brown had trouble grabbing the ball after it bounced off the right-field wall.

Ryan Mattheus came out in the ninth for the Nationals. He loaded the bases after allowing back-to-back singles to Juan Lagares and Omar Quintanilla and walking Brown.

Fernando Abad replaced Mattheus and retired Young, Josh Satin and Anthony Recker to end the game.

Game Notes

Desmond and Span both went a perfect 4-for-4 with three runs scored ... Ramos is batting .322 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 17 games since returning from the disabled list on July 4 ... Torres entered the game with a 0.94 ERA, fifth-lowest in the majors with a minimum of 25 innings ... Byrd has 12 multi-hit games in July, including seven in his last 13 games. He also has 19 RBI this month ... The Nationals hit 9-for-12 with runners in scoring position while the Mets were just 1-for-9 with RISP and left 11 men on base.

Box Score:

Eric Young LF311000020.257
Josh Satin 3B400000013.313
Daniel Murphy 2B400000000.283
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Bobby Parnell P000000000.000
  Anthony Recker PH100000000.169
Marlon Byrd RF302110001.281
  David Aardsma P000000000.000
  Justin Turner 2B100000000.262
Ike Davis 1B401000001.176
John Buck C400000001.220
Juan Lagares CF402000000.269
Omar Quintanilla SS402000001.229
Carlos Torres P100000000.200
  Gonzalez Germen P100000001.000
  Andrew Brown RF100000011.230
Bryce Harper LF401200000.273
  Scott Hairston PH-LF100000000.164
Anthony Rendon 2B-3B511000001.260
Ryan Zimmerman 3B413010000.281
  Steve Lombardozzi 2B111000000.251
Adam LaRoche 1B500000000.235
  Ryan Mattheus P000000000.000
  Fernando Abad P000000000.000
Jayson Werth RF332100010.305
  Craig Stammen P000000000.000
  Ian Krol P000000000.000
  Chad Tracy PH-1B100000001.177
Ian Desmond SS434220010.281
Denard Span CF434300100.266
Wilson Ramos C422500100.290
Taylor Jordan P200000001.182
  Roger Bernadina RF100000001.184

E_J.Satin, A.Brown. LOB_NY Mets 11, Washington 4. 2B_M.Byrd, R.Zimmerman, I.Desmond 2. HR_W.Ramos (6) off C.Torres, D.Span (2) off D.Aardsma. S_T.Jordan. GIDP_A.LaRoche. DP_NY Mets 1 (D.Murphy, O.Quintanilla and I.Davis).

Carlos Torres (L 1-2)3.098812159-423.13
Gonzalez Germen2.042210042-262.89
David Aardsma1.033300122-153.27
Josh Edgin1.00000108-73.90
Bobby Parnell1.021001014-102.25
Taylor Jordan (W 1-3)6.051117087-553.31
Craig Stammen1.010021028-143.64
Ian Krol1.000001017-112.00
Ryan Mattheus0.020010014-76.11
Fernando Abad1.000000011-71.54

R.Mattheus pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

PB_J.Buck, W.Ramos.
WP_D.Aardsma, C.Stammen.
T_3:17. A_31467.
Umpires_Home,Vic Carapazza; First, Wally Bell; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, Lance Barksdale.

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