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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 134 - Mets (11) at Nationals (3) - Wheeler wins 7th, Mets score 11 Runs

N.Y. Mets (62-72)«02600003011170
Washington (68-67)0000020013110

W: Z. Wheeler (7-3) L: D. Haren (8-12)
HR: NYM - None   WAS - None


Seven New York Mets players drove in at least one run as the visitors pounded the Washington Nationals for 17 hits en route to a 11-3 victory.

Omar Quintanilla, Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares and Eric Young Jr. had two RBI apiece while Ike Davis, Matt den Dekker and Zack Wheeler each drove in one run for the Mets, who have won three straight.

Wheeler (7-3) gave up two runs on five hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings.

Jayson Werth, Denard Span and Ian Desmond all drove in a run for the Nationals, who have lost the first two games of this three-game set.

Dan Haren (8-12) struggled through 2 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits to suffer his first loss since July 22.

The Mets got their offense going in the second. D'Arnaud and Lagares hit back-to-back one-out singles. After den Dekker struck out, Quintanilla ripped a two-out, two-RBI double to center.

An inning later, Young hit a leadoff single, stole second and scored on a Murphy single. Following a single by Josh Satin, Davis scored Murphy with a sacrifice fly to left.

Travis d'Arnaud and Lagares again delivered back-to-back singles but on the latter play, Satin was thrown out at the plate. With men on first and second, den Dekker singled to left for his first career RBI.

Haren was then replaced by Tanner Roark, who walked Quintanilla and Wheeler, allowing Lagares to score. He then gave up a two-run single to Young and the Mets had an 8-0 advantage.

Washington finally got on the board in the sixth. Anthony Rendon was hit by a pitch, Span singled up the middle and Bryce Harper was walked to load the bases. Werth hit a sacrifice fly to left and Desmond followed with an RBI single to left center.

However, New York added three runs in the eighth. Murphy smacked a one-out RBI double deep to right field. Later in the frame, Lagares knocked a two-out, two-RBI single to center.

Scott Atchison pitched the bottom of the ninth for the Mets. He gave up back- to-back infield singles to Jhonatan Solano and Steve Lombardozzi. Rendon and Span both grounded into a fielder's choice, but Span was able to score Solano. Atchison then gave up a single to pinch-hitter Chad Tracy but retired Harper to end the game.

Game Notes

The Mets are 34-34 on the road ... Young is 7-for-18 with five RBI, three runs scored and four stolen bases over his last four games ... Satin went 3-for-4 with a run scored ... D'Arnaud went 2-for-4 and scored twice ... Span is on a 14-game hitting streak ... The Mets hit 7-for-15 with runners in scoring position while the Nationals finished 1-for-9 with RISP ... New York's Jonathon Niese is scheduled to face Washington's Ross Ohlendorf is Sunday's series finale.

Box Score:

Eric Young LF623200000.252
Daniel Murphy 2B523210000.282
Josh Satin 3B413010011.294
Ike Davis 1B100100000.205
  Lucas Duda 1B300000002.232
Travis d`Arnaud C422000012.194
Juan Lagares RF523200000.266
Matt den Dekker CF411100012.111
Omar Quintanilla SS412210011.221
Zack Wheeler P200100011.143
  Pedro Feliciano P000000000.000
  Andrew Brown PH100000000.276
  David Aardsma P000000000.000
  Justin Turner PH100000000.259
  Scott Atchison P000000000.000
Denard Span CF513100000.274
Ryan Zimmerman 3B300000001.275
  Fernando Abad P000000000.000
  Tyler Moore PH100000001.211
  Ryan Mattheus P000000000.000
  Drew Storen P000000000.000
  Chad Tracy PH101000000.195
Bryce Harper LF401010011.277
Jayson Werth RF300100000.322
Ian Desmond SS402110000.285
Adam LaRoche 1B400000001.233
Wilson Ramos C300000000.274
  Jhonatan Solano C111000000.189
Steve Lombardozzi 2B401000000.256
Dan Haren P000000000.179
  Tanner Roark P101000000.667
  Anthony Rendon PH-3B211000000.260

LOB_NY Mets 8, Washington 9. 2B_D.Murphy, J.Satin, O.Quintanilla, B.Harper, I.Desmond. SF_I.Davis, J.Werth. SB_E.Young (33), M.den Dekker (2). GIDP_J.Turner. DP_Washington 1 (I.Desmond, S.Lombardozzi and A.LaRoche).

Zack Wheeler (W 7-3)6.252213099-693.36
Pedro Feliciano0.11000106-62.70
David Aardsma1.020000021-134.02
Scott Atchison1.031100020-123.89
Dan Haren (L 8-12)2.297703057-415.02
Tanner Roark3.131135064-431.19
Fernando Abad1.000011018-103.38
Ryan Mattheus1.043310018-137.27
Drew Storen1.010000013-85.36

HBP_by Z.Wheeler (A.Rendon).
T_3:11. A_34481.
Umpires_Home,Mark Carlson; First, Gerry Davis; Second, Dan Iassogna; Third, Brian Knight.

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