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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Recap: Game 142 - Nationals (9) at Mets (0) - Mets One hit by Gonzalez, Nats Hit 5 HR's

Washington (74-69)«203130000990
N.Y. Mets (64-78)000000000010

W: G. Gonzalez (10-6) L: C. Torres (3-4)
HR: WAS - D. Span (4),R. Zimmerman (21),J. Werth (22),T. Moore (4),W. Ramos (12)   NYM - None


The Nationals, who keep their playoff hopes alive, beat up on the Baby Mets . Gio Gonzalez came about as close as a pitcher can to a no-hitter.

The left-hander would up inches away in a one-hitter Monday night and the Washington Nationals hit five home runs, including long balls by their first two batters in a 9-0 rout of the New York Mets.

Gonzalez held the overmatched Mets hitless into the seventh before pinch-hitter Zach Lutz broke up the bid with a soft single. Lutz swung at the first pitch of the inning and sliced a looper that landed on the first base line, taking out a chunk of chalk well behind the bag for New York's lone hit.

After the hit, Gonzalez kept sailing along in a dominant outing. He struck out eight and walked two for his second career shutout and fourth complete game, improving to 5-0 in six starts against the Mets since last year's All-Star break.

Denard Span pushed his hit streak to 20 games, going 3-for-5 and beginning a barrage of Washington home runs. Ryan Zimmerman, Jayson Werth, Tyler Moore and Wilson Ramos also went deep in the Nats' fifth win in six games.

Carlos Torres (3-4) gave up four of the homers, tagged for six runs in all over four innings.

Game Notes

It was Gonzalez's second career shutout ... Werth and Moore both had two hits ... In Washington's last visit to Citi Field on June 30, it clubbed the Mets by a 13-2 count ... Lutz worked a walk in the ninth inning ... The Mets placed pitcher Scott Rice and first baseman Ike Davis on the 60-day disabled list prior to the game. They also selected the contract of pitcher Aaron Harang and catcher Juan Centeno from Las Vegas and recalled outfielder Mike Baxter from the Triple-A affiliate.

Box Score:

Denard Span CF523100101.282
Ryan Zimmerman 3B321100120.276
  Zach Walters PR-3B0000000001.000
Jayson Werth RF512300102.324
Ian Desmond SS410000013.283
Adam LaRoche 1B210000031.235
Wilson Ramos C511300102.278
Tyler Moore LF312110110.224
  Corey Brown LF000000000.286
Anthony Rendon 2B400000001.259
Gio Gonzalez P400000001.098
Eric Young LF400000001.255
Daniel Murphy 2B100000011.284
  David Aardsma P000000000.000
  Sean Henn P000000000.000
  Zach Lutz PH-1B101000010.300
Andrew Brown RF400000002.246
Lucas Duda 1B300000001.239
  Tim Byrdak P000000000.000
  Scott Atchison P000000000.000
  Gonzalez Germen P000000000.000
Justin Turner SS300000000.266
Juan Lagares CF300000001.266
Wilmer Flores 3B-2B300000001.211
Travis d`Arnaud C300000001.136
Carlos Torres P100000000.100
  Greg Burke P000000000.000
  Josh Satin 3B200000000.281

LOB_Washington 6, NY Mets 3. 2B_T.Moore. HR_T.Moore (4) off C.Torres, D.Span (4) off C.Torres, R.Zimmerman (21) off C.Torres, J.Werth (22) off C.Torres, W.Ramos (12) off G.Burke. GIDP_W.Ramos. DP_NY Mets 1 (J.Turner, W.Flores and L.Duda).

Gio Gonzalez (W 10-6)9.0100280110-793.31
Carlos Torres (L 3-4)4.056624475-483.53
Greg Burke1.023322139-255.64
David Aardsma1.020001022-164.67
Sean Henn1.000020022-130.00
Tim Byrdak0.200011011-66.75
Scott Atchison0.10000106-54.58
Gonzalez Germen1.000002015-104.28

T_2:47. A_20174.
Umpires_Home,Bob Davidson; First, John Hirschbeck; Second, James Hoye; Third, Jim Reynolds.

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