Washington 6, NY Mets 4

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 17, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Runge, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Jordan Baker, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 34827

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Mets 56-63 28-30 28-33 L1
Washington 74-45 33-22 41-23 W2

Recap


Nationals 6, Mets 4: Michael Morse belted his third career grand slam and rookie Bryce Harper launched a two-run homer as host Washington collected its 11th win in 13 games.

After retiring the first nine batters he faced, Johan Santana (6-9) ran into trouble in the fourth inning. The veteran left-hander allowed three hard-hit singles before Morse deposited a high fastball into the seats in right field to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.

Harper gave Washington a 6-2 lead with a two-out homer in the fifth inning. The rookie's 11th blast extended Santana's franchise record of allowing at least six earned runs in five consecutive starts. Santana fell to 3-7 since recording New York's first no-hitter in franchise history.

Ross Detwiler (7-5) benefited from the offensive explosion to pick up the victory. Detwiler overcame Daniel Murphy's two-out single in the first inning to toss six solid frames.

Two relievers bridged the gap to Tyler Clippard, who struck out a pair in the ninth inning for his 26th save.

Scott Hairston ripped three doubles and scored twice while Kelly Shoppach belted his first homer as a member of the Mets, who fell for the eighth time in 11 outings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Morse's grand slam was the first this season by the Nationals. He had been 0-for-9 in his career versus Santana prior to the blast. ... Nationals All-Star SS Ian Desmond returned from his stint on the disabled list with a torn left oblique and went 0-for-4. ... Washington improved to 10-3 against New York this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Mets   Washington
Johan Santana Player Ross Detwiler
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 6
10.80 ERA 4.50
Hitting
NY Mets   Washington
Scott Hairston Player Bryce Harper
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
6 TB 5
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Mets 8 1 15 .235 11 5 4 3 0 0
Washington 8 2 14 .258 4 5 6 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Nationals have a W/L % of .630 after a win and .609 after a loss.
  • NY Mets will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Mets have a W/L % of .464 after a win and .476 after a loss.