NY Mets 8, Washington 4

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 9, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 47°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Tony Randazzo,
Attendance - 31696

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Washington 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 1
NY Mets 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 8 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 3-5 1-2 2-3 L1
NY Mets 4-4 1-1 3-3 W1

Recap


Carlos Beltran hit his first two home runs of the season and Chris Capuano struck out eight over six innings in his first start for New York, as the Mets snapped a three-game losing streak with an 8-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night at Citi Field.

Beltran belted a two-run shot in the first and followed it with a solo homer in the fourth. Both home runs came against starter Tom Gorzelanny (0-1), who lasted 5 1-3 innings and allowed six runs — five earned — on four hits in his Nationals debut.

Capuano (1-0) made two mistakes, giving up a three-run home run to rookie Danny Espinosa in the second and a solo blast to Ian Desmond in the fifth, but he was otherwise solid. The left-hander allowed four runs on seven hits and walked one.

Desmond's first of the season gave the Nationals a 4-3 lead, but Ike Davis put the Mets in front with a two-run triple in the sixth, Daniel Murphy added an RBI single later in the inning and Jose Reyes had a two-run double in the eighth.

Davis has at least one RBI in seven of the Mets' eight games. Reyes' double accounted for the first runs scored against the Nationals' bullpen in 12 innings.

The Nationals got the first two men on in the eighth, but Bobby Parnell struck out Rick Ankiel and Espinosa, and Francisco Rodriguez retired Matt Stairs to end the inning before pitching a scoreless ninth for his first save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   NY Mets
Tom Gorzelanny Player Chris Capuano
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 6.0
8 Strikeouts 8
4 Hits 7
8.44 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Washington   NY Mets
Wilson Ramos Player Ike Davis
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 8 2 15 .235 18 11 4 4 0 1
NY Mets 8 2 18 .250 20 10 8 3 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Washington. The Mets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Nationals have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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