Washington 3, NY Mets 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 31, 2011 1:35 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 96°
Umpires - Home Plate - CB Bucknor, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Jerry Meals,
Attendance - 25307

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Mets 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 9 0
Washington 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 55-53 22-26 33-27 L2
Washington 51-56 30-22 21-34 W2

Recap


Ian Desmond's chopper caromed off pitcher Bobby Parnell's glove to plate Rick Ankiel with the winning run in the ninth inning as the Washington Nationals took two of three from the New York Mets with a 3-2 home triumph on Sunday.
 
Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Morse belted back-to-back RBI doubles in the sixth inning for Washington, which collected its second win in a row and fourth in 15 games.
 
Scott Hairston belted a pair of homers - including a tying shot with two outs in the ninth inning. His homer in the seventh snapped New York's 18-inning scoreless drought, but the Mets have lost two in a row after winning five straight contests.
 
After putting runners on second and third following a wild pitch in the ninth, Parnell's offering to Desmond was returned to sender. Parnell (3-3) extended his 6-foot-4 frame, but couldn't come down with the ball as Ankiel came in with the winning run. Parnell took the loss after allowing one run on two hits in one-third of an inning.
 
Drew Storen (6-2) was credited with the win after allowing Hairston's second home run.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Washington
Jon Niese Player Jordan Zimmermann
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 7
3.38 ERA 0.00
Hitting
NY Mets   Washington
Scott HairstonPlayer Jonny Gomes
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
2 HR 0
8 TB 2
1.000 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 9 2 15 .265 12 8 2 1 0 0
Washington 11 0 16 .314 18 10 3 1 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Nationals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .456 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Miami. The Mets have a W/L % of .536 after a win and .481 after a loss.
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