Saturday, August 31, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 133 - Mets (3) at Nationals (2) - Ike Davis Finally hits HR, Gee Pitches Great


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N.Y. Mets (61-72)«000200010370
Washington (68-66)001000010260

W: D. Gee (10-9) L: J. Zimmermann (15-8) S: L. Hawkins (6)
HR: NYM - I. Davis (9)   WAS - W. Ramos (9),S. Lombardozzi (2)


Recap:

Dillon Gee tossed 7 2/3 strong innings to help the New York Mets take the opener of a three-game set from the Washington Nationals, 3-2.

Ike Davis cranked his ninth home run for New York while Daniel Murphy scored twice and contributed two hits in the victory, including his third double in his last two games.

Gee (10-9) was tagged for two runs on six hits while striking out three. He has now gone at least six innings in 12 straight outings.

"I just want to give the team a chance to win every time I'm out there," Gee said. "I feel like if I do that then I'll be happy."

Jordan Zimmermann (15-8) failed to become the National League's first 16- game winner after getting reached for all three runs on six hits in 7 2/3 innings.

Wilson Ramos broke a scoreless tie in the home half of the third inning when he drove a hanging breaking ball out to left for a solo home run.

New York claimed the lead a half inning later on Davis' opposite field blast to left. Murphy, who singled to lead off the frame, scored in front of Davis to give the visitors a 2-1 lead.

"It was a changeup that was up a little bit," Zimmermann said of Davis' homer.

The Mets added a crucial insurance run in the top of the eighth. Murphy doubled and scored with two outs when Andrew Brown hit a dribbler to Ryan Zimmerman at third base. Zimmerman's throw to Adam LaRoche at first landed short of the bag, allowing Brown to reach safely while Murphy crossed home plate.

Steve Lombardozzi, pinch-hitting with two away in the eighth, launched the second pitch he saw from Gee over the fence in right to bring the Nats within a run at 3-2. Gee then surrendered singles to Denard Span and Zimmerman before giving way to lefty Scott Rice, who retired Bryce Harper to hold the Mets' lead.

Forty-year-old LaTroy Hawkins came on in the ninth and retired the side in order for his sixth save of the season.

Game Notes

Prior to the game, Vic Black became the final player sent to New York in a deal that saw the Mets ship John Buck and Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Mets had previously received Dilson Herrera in the deal ... Travis d'Arnaud had two hits for the first time in his major league career ... New York hit 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position ... The loss snaps Washington's three-game winning streak ... Span extended his hitting streak to 13 games, while Harper's 11-game streak came to an end.

Box Score:

NY MetsABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Eric Young LF300000010.248
Daniel Murphy 2B422010000.279
Andrew Brown RF401100001.279
  Matt den Dekker PR-CF000000000.000
Ike Davis 1B311200110.206
Juan Lagares CF-RF401000001.260
Wilmer Flores 3B400000002.235
Travis d`Arnaud C402010000.156
Omar Quintanilla SS400000000.217
Dillon Gee P300000002.120
  Scott Rice P000000000.000
  LaTroy Hawkins P000000000.000
Totals3337320126
WashingtonABRHRBI2B3BHRWKAVG
Denard Span CF401000000.271
Ryan Zimmerman 3B402000000.277
Bryce Harper LF400000000.277
Jayson Werth RF400000001.325
Ian Desmond SS400000001.283
Adam LaRoche 1B400000001.235
Wilson Ramos C211100110.278
Anthony Rendon 2B301000001.259
Jordan Zimmermann P200000000.118
  Fernando Abad P000000000.000
  Steve Lombardozzi PH111100100.256
  Ryan Mattheus P000000000.000
Totals3226200214


LOB_NY Mets 5, Washington 4. 2B_D.Murphy, T.d'Arnaud. HR_I.Davis (9) off J.Zimmermann, S.Lombardozzi (2) off D.Gee, W.Ramos (9) off D.Gee. SB_E.Young (32). GIDP_O.Quintanilla, A.Rendon. DP_NY Mets 1 (O.Quintanilla and I.Davis); Washington 1 (A.Rendon, I.Desmond and A.LaRoche).

NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Dillon Gee (W 10-9)7.262213297-603.63
Scott Rice (H 16)0.10000005-23.42
LaTroy Hawkins (S 6)1.000001010-83.53
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRPC-STERA
Jordan Zimmermann (L 15-8)7.263316193-713.33
Fernando Abad0.10001009-53.48
Ryan Mattheus1.01000005-46.48


T_2:25. A_35008.
Umpires_Home,Brian Knight; First, Mark Carlson; Second, Gerry Davis; Third, Dan Iassogna.
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