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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Recap: Game 121 - Nats (3) at Mets (2) - Nats Skim past Mets



New York

W: J. Zimmermann (8-5) L: B. Colon (11-10) S: R. Soriano (27)
HR: WAS - A. Cabrera (10)   NYM - T. d´Arnaud (10)


Asdrubal Cabrera's first home run in the National League proved to be the difference, as the Washington Nationals escaped with a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets in the second test of a three-game series.

Bryce Harper and Kevin Frandsen also knocked in runs for the Nationals, who have won the first two in the set and five of seven overall.

Jordan Zimmermann (8-5) allowed one unearned run on five hits with four strikeouts over his successful 6 1/3-inning outing. Rafael Soriano allowed a Travis d'Arnaud homer in the ninth, but stranded a pair of runners in earning his 27th save.

Bartolo Colon (11-10) surrendered six hits and one earned run in seven innings while fanning eight in the setback for the Mets, who have lost three of four.

Cabrera deposited a Jeurys Familia offering over the wall in right-center with one away in the eighth, giving the Nationals a 3-1 advantage.

D'Arnaud reached the seats in left to start the ninth and the Mets were within a run. Matt den Dekker added a single, then Wilmer Flores' hit put runners on the corners with one out. Pinch-runner Eric Young stole second, but a grounder to short by Eric Campbell resulted in den Dekker being erased at home.

After a lengthy review determined Nats catcher Wilson Ramos did not obstruct the runner, Curtis Granderson grounded back to the mound for the final out.

Lucas Duda scored the game's first run in the bottom of the fourth. He singled with two down, then was casually running the bases on a routine fly to left by d'Arnaud -- which was dropped by Frandsen -- and scored with ease on the error.

Washington came up with two in the seventh to take the lead for good. Adam LaRoche doubled, moved to third on an Ian Desmond hit and scored when Harper lofted a fly to right. Ramos followed with a hit and Frandsen plated Desmond on a fly to left.

The Mets couldn't score in the home half despite two errors, a single and a hit-by-pitch.

Game Notes

Washington has won nine of 11 meetings from New York this season, including all five in Queens ... Ramos collected two of the Nationals' eight hits ... Colon has worked at least seven innings in 16 of his 24 trips to the mound in 2014.

Box Score:

Michael Taylor CF-RF400000003.250
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B411100100.282
Anthony Rendon 3B401000001.276
Adam LaRoche 1B211010020.272
Ian Desmond SS411000000.244
Bryce Harper RF-LF301100002.255
Wilson Ramos C402010001.294
Kevin Frandsen LF201100001.235
  Denard Span CF100000000.302
Jordan Zimmermann P300000001.179
  Drew Storen P000000000.000
  Tyler Clippard P000000000.000
  Scott Hairston PH100000001.228
  Rafael Soriano P000000000.000
Curtis Granderson RF501000002.226
Daniel Murphy 2B400000001.303
David Wright 3B402000000.276
Lucas Duda 1B411000000.259
Travis d`Arnaud C412100100.230
Matt den Dekker LF402000000.200
Juan Lagares CF300000001.280
Wilmer Flores SS401000000.240
  Eric Young PR000000000.223
Bartolo Colon P200000001.042
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH100000001.243
  Jeurys Familia P0000000001.000
  Vic Black P000000000.000
  Eric Campbell PH100000000.298

E_A.LaRoche, W.Ramos, K.Frandsen, J.Lagares. LOB_Washington 6, NY Mets 8. 2B_A.LaRoche, W.Ramos. HR_A.Cabrera (1) off J.Familia, T.d'Arnaud (10) off R.Soriano. SF_B.Harper, K.Frandsen. SB_A.LaRoche (2), E.Young (27). GIDP_I.Desmond, D.Murphy. DP_Washington 1 (A.Cabrera, I.Desmond and A.LaRoche); NY Mets 1 (D.Murphy, W.Flores and L.Duda).

Jordan Zimmermann (W 8-5)6.151004087-652.92
Drew Storen (H 15)0.20000108-61.64
Tyler Clippard (H 26)1.010001011-81.59
Rafael Soriano (S 27)1.031100115-111.94
Bartolo Colon (L 11-10)7.062118089-653.85
Jeurys Familia1.011110123-142.09
Vic Black1.010002016-112.15

HBP_by J.Zimmermann (J.Lagares). 
T_2:47. A_21364.
Umpires_Home,Stu Scheurwater; First, Brian Gorman; Second, Jim Wolf; Third, Tony Randazzo.
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