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Friday, August 08, 2014

Recap: Game 115 - Mets (3) at Nationals (5) - Mets Come Back to Lose in 13th Innings on Harper Dinger


New York


W: C. Stammen (2-4) L: C. Torres (5-5)
HR: NYM - None   WAS - I. Desmond (18),B. Harper (4)


Bryce Harper belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 win over the New York Mets on Thursday.

Harper homered to left field on a 1-0 fastball after Carlos Torres (5-5) issued a leadoff walk to Ian Desmond.

Craig Stammen (2-4) tossed three scoreless innings to pick up the win. He got Eric Campbell on a comebacker to the mound for the final out in the 13th after giving up a double to David Wright and intentionally walking Lucas Duda.

The NL East-leading Nationals took two of three from the Mets and head to Atlanta 4 1/2 games up on the second-place Braves, who have lost eight in a row.

Desmond drove in the first three Nationals runs off New York starter Jacob deGrom. The rookie righty, who had a 1.04 ERA while winning each of his previous five starts, was taken off the hook for the loss when the Mets rallied in the seventh.

Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann ended a New York threat in the sixth by striking out Juan Lagares with men on the corners, but departed after giving up two singles in the seventh.

Drew Storen inherited a 3-1 lead that quickly dissolved. He threw a wild pitch before serving up an Eric Young Jr. sacrifice fly. Curtis Granderson then tied the game with a two-out rocket up the middle for an RBI single.

The Nationals had opportunities to move ahead and end the game earlier, but stranded two in both the eighth and ninth innings. They also left two men on base in the 12th.

Adam LaRoche doubled twice and was knocked in two times by Desmond, who ended deGrom's homerless streak in the second.

After LaRoche opened the inning by lacing a double down the right-field line, Desmond drove a pitch over the wall in left-center field for a two-run shot.

DeGrom had gone a franchise rookie record 67 1/3 innings without allowing a home run.

New York got on the board in the third, with deGrom scoring on Daniel Murphy's two-out double after Denard Span was unable to make a diving catch in the left-center field gap.

The tandem of LaRoche and Desmond delivered again in the fourth. Desmond followed a LaRoche ground-rule double with a single over the glove of shortstop Wilmer Flores.

Game Notes

Span finished 4-for-6. He reached base for a 33rd straight game and extended his hitting streak to 11 games ... Murphy was 3-for-6. He has collected multiple hits in four consecutive games ... Zimmermann allowed seven hits and struck out five in 6 1/3 innings ... deGrom gave up three runs on seven hits over six frames ... The Washington bullpen retired 15 straight batters after Granderson's game-tying single ... The Nationals reinstated catcher Wilson Ramos from the paternity list and optioned catcher Sandy Leon to Triple-A Syracuse shortly before the game's first pitch.

Box Score:

Curtis Granderson RF601100001.224
Daniel Murphy 2B603110001.305
David Wright 3B601010001.269
Lucas Duda 1B501000012.262
Juan Lagares CF400000002.278
  Jeurys Familia P0000000001.000
  Dana Eveland P000000000.000
  Eric Campbell LF200000000.304
Wilmer Flores SS511000000.228
Anthony Recker C500000003.185
Jacob deGrom P211000000.242
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH-LF-CF211000010.254
Eric Young LF100100000.224
  Vic Black P000000000.000
  Josh Edgin P000000000.000
  Chris Young LF100000000.205
  Buddy Carlyle P000000000.000
  Ruben Tejada PH100000000.225
  Jenrry Mejia P000000000.000
  Carlos Torres P000000000.000
Denard Span CF604000000.300
Anthony Rendon 3B600000001.278
Jayson Werth RF602000001.280
Adam LaRoche 1B522020013.275
Ian Desmond SS522300111.247
Bryce Harper LF612200102.253
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B501000001.208
Jose Lobaton C401000010.213
Jordan Zimmermann P100000001.194
  Drew Storen P000000000.000
  Jerry Blevins P000000000.000
  Scott Hairston PH100000001.241
  Tyler Clippard P000000000.000
  Rafael Soriano P000000000.000
  Steven Souza Jr. PH100000001.091
  Matt Thornton P000000000.000
  Craig Stammen P100000001.286

LOB_NY Mets 8, Washington 10. 2B_D.Murphy, D.Wright, A.LaRoche 2. HR_I.Desmond (18) off J.deGrom, B.Harper (4) off C.Torres. SF_E.Young. S_E.Young, J.Zimmermann. CS_D.Span. GIDP_A.Rendon. DP_NY Mets 1 (D.Wright, D.Murphy and L.Duda).

Jacob deGrom6.073314197-632.87
Vic Black1.120003020-161.69
Josh Edgin0.10000106-31.83
Jeurys Familia1.010012018-111.89
Dana Eveland0.10000003-32.14
Buddy Carlyle2.010001026-190.66
Jenrry Mejia1.020002018-133.61
Carlos Torres (L 5-5)0.01221018-33.61
Jordan Zimmermann6.173305091-673.06
Drew Storen (B 3)0.110000012-71.72
Jerry Blevins0.10000007-55.05
Tyler Clippard1.000001010-81.69
Rafael Soriano1.00000108-71.83
Matt Thornton1.000001011-80.00
Craig Stammen (W 2-4)3.010022047-273.86

C.Torres pitched to 2 batters in the 13th.

IBB_off C.Stammen (L.Duda). 
WP_J.Familia, D.Storen.
T_4:34. A_38611.
Umpires_Home,Dan Iassogna; First, Vic Carapazza; Second, Paul Nauert; Third, Larry Vanover.
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