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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 113 - Mets (6) at Nationals (1) - Mets Great Defense and Hot Bats Keep Nats Asleep For Nite


New York


W: Z. Wheeler (7-8) L: G. Gonzalez (6-8)
HR: NYM - None   WAS - None


Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 and knocked in a pair of runs in the New York Mets' 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.

Murphy backed a rather shaky start out of Zack Wheeler (7-8), who gave up just one run but allowed seven hits and four walks in hard-earned 6 2/3 innings.

Wheeler also had an RBI, while David Wright, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Lucas Duda each drove in a run for the Mets, who had lost 10 of their last 11 to Washington.

Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez (6-8) was charged with four runs on six hits with six strikeouts for the NL East leaders.

Murphy ripped a one-out triple down the right-field line in the first and trotted home when Wright knocked a single to left in the next at-bat.

Travis d'Arnaud doubled to begin the second, scoring later in the inning when Wheeler helped his own cause with a bloop single to right.

The Nationals got something going in the home second after Wheeler walked three of the first four batters he faced in the inning. The Mets right-hander uncorked a wild pitch against Jose Lobaton that allowed Adam LaRoche to cross home, but Washington couldn't add any from there.

New York maintained its lead after a nice defensive play by left fielder Eric Campbell. Jayson Werth doubled to lead off the sixth and attempted to score when LaRoche poked a single to left, where Campbell came up firing to get Werth at the plate. The play was reviewed to see if d'Arnaud allowed a sliding lane for the runner at home, which umpires ruled that he did.

New York loaded the bases in the seventh with one out and Murphy ripped a single under the glove of Asdrubal Cabrera at second to plate a pair for a 4-1 advantage. Drew Storen struck out Wright preceding an RBI single off the bat of Duda.

Nieuwenhuis, in a pinch-hit role, singled home a run in the eighth.

Game Notes

Gonzalez went 6-1 with a 2.45 ERA over his last previous starts against the Mets ... Wheeler, meanwhile, entered the contest with a 1-4 mark and 4.75 ERA in five career starts against Washington ... New York snapped its two-game skid ... Wright stole his sixth base of the season ... New York went 5-for-14 with runners in scoring position ... Washington went 2-for-9 with RISP and stranded seven on base.

Box Score:

Juan Lagares CF411000001.283
Daniel Murphy 2B413201010.300
David Wright 3B501100001.270
Lucas Duda 1B501100001.260
Eric Campbell LF300000002.311
  Curtis Granderson PH-RF100000000.225
Travis d`Arnaud C321010000.220
Chris Young RF-LF311000011.206
Ruben Tejada SS411000001.228
Zack Wheeler P201100001.083
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH101100000.259
  Jeurys Familia P0000000001.000
  Dana Eveland P000000000.000
Denard Span CF401000000.296
Anthony Rendon 3B401000001.280
Jayson Werth RF401010000.278
Adam LaRoche 1B212010020.270
Ian Desmond SS300000011.245
Bryce Harper LF400000003.249
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B301000011.211
Jose Lobaton C402000000.216
Gio Gonzalez P200000001.107
  Drew Storen P000000000.000
  Steven Souza Jr. PH100000000.111
  Blake Treinen P000000000.100

LOB_NY Mets 7, Washington 7. 2B_T.d'Arnaud, J.Werth, A.LaRoche. 3B_D.Murphy. S_Z.Wheeler. SB_D.Wright (6). GIDP_D.Wright, J.Werth, S.Souza Jr.. DP_NY Mets 2 (R.Tejada, D.Murphy and L.Duda 2); Washington 2 (J.Werth and J.Lobaton), (A.Rendon, A.Cabrera and A.LaRoche).

Zack Wheeler (W 7-8)6.2711450109-663.48
Josh Edgin0.10000005-21.86
Jeurys Familia1.010000018-101.93
Dana Eveland1.000002012-82.18
Gio Gonzalez (L 6-8)6.064426089-584.01
Drew Storen1.021101019-111.73
Blake Treinen2.031101027-182.35

G.Gonzalez pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

HBP_by D.Storen (J.Lagares), by B.Treinen (T.d'Arnaud). 
T_3:12. A_40686.
Umpires_Home,Paul Nauert; First, Larry Vanover; Second, Dan Iassogna; Third, Vic Carapazza.
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