Washington 5, NY Mets 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 99°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 26342

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 0 0 3 1 4 11 0
Washington 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 5 9 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 46-44 26-20 20-24 L5
Washington 52-36 25-16 27-20 W1

Recap


Nationals 5, Mets 4:
Ryan Zimmerman scored on a wild pitch by Pedro Beato with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Washington a wild victory.

Beato’s curveball short-hopped Josh Thole and bounced to the right of home plate as Zimmerman scampered home to end a frantic final two innings.

New York took a 4-3 lead in the top of the 10th on Thole’s run-scoring double but the Mets bullpen blew a save opportunity for the second consecutive inning.

Rookie Bryce Harper laced a game-tying triple with one out in the 10th against Tim Byrdak (2-1) to drive in Jhonatan Solano, who began the inning with a single.
Zimmerman and Ian Desmond were walked intentionally before Adam LaRoche was retired on a fielder’s choice. Beato replaced Byrdak to face Tyler Moore but threw the decisive wild pitch.

New York was three outs away from being blanked in nine innings but Thole and David Wright started the frame with singles before Jordany Valdespin belted a one-out, three-run blast to hand Washington’s Tyler Clippard his second blown save in 16 opportunities.

The Nationals were one strike away from losing in the bottom of the inning until Danny Espinosa smacked a single to center against Bobby Parnell to tie the score at 3-3.

Ryan Mattheus (3-1) retired one batter in the 10th for the Nationals.

Moore hit an opposite-field homer to right off Jonathan Niese in the fifth to get Washington on the board. Steve Lombardozzi added a run-scoring double with two out in the bottom of the eighth.

Nationals started Ross Detwiler pitched seven shutout innings, allowing five hits and no walks and striking out four.

Niese allowed just one run and three hits in seven innings. He struck out eight and walked none.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New York activated OF Jason Bay (concussion) prior to the game and he went hitless in three at-bats in his first action since June 15. … Desmond (oblique) pinch-ran in the ninth but didn’t start for the third consecutive contest. … Murphy delivered his 100th career double in the eighth. … Zimmerman fanned twice in four at-bats to halt a seven-game hitting streak.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Washington
Jon Niese Player Ross Detwiler
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.0
8 Strikeouts 4
3 Hits 5
1.29 ERA 0.00
Hitting
NY Mets   Washington
Daniel Murphy Player Danny Espinosa
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 11 1 17 .289 13 7 4 0 0 0
Washington 9 1 15 .243 12 10 4 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Nationals have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .595 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Mets have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .500 after a loss.