Washington 5, NY Mets 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 22596

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Washington 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 14 1
NY Mets 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 88-54 44-27 44-27 W2
NY Mets 65-77 30-40 35-37 L5

Recap


Nationals 5, Mets 3: Pinch-hitter Tyler Moore smacked a two-run homer off R.A. Dickey in the seventh, pushing visiting Washington ahead and denying New York's ace his 19th victory.

Rookie Bryce Harper had a career-high four hits for the Nationals, who have won 11 of their past 14 and extended their lead in the National League East over Atlanta to 7 1/2 games.

Dickey (18-5) was bidding to tie Washington’s Gio Gonzalez for the major-league lead in victories. He allowed three runs on eight hits with three walks and two strikeouts in seven innings. Ruben Tejada finished with three hits for New York, which failed to score more than three runs for the 12th consecutive game at Citi Field.

Kurt Suzuki singled with one out in the seventh. Moore hit for pitcher Tom Gorzelanny and belted his ninth homer of the season over the fence in left.

The Mets took a 2-1 lead with a pair of fifth-inning runs. Ruben Tejada scored on Daniel Murphy’s double to left, and David Wright drove home Murphy on a single to left off Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann. Scott Hairston added his 17th homer of the season in the ninth, a pinch-hit solo shot.

Zimmermann gave up two runs on six hits in five innings, walking three and striking out six. Gorzelanny (4-2) pitched a scoreless sixth to pick up the victory and Tyler Clippard worked the ninth for his 31st save.

Ryan Zimmerman’s sacrifice fly to right scored Jayson Werth in the first to give Washington a 1-0 advantage. The Nationals added two insurance runs in the ninth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Werth finished with two hits and three walks. … The Nationals reduced their magic number to win the East to 14. … New York started Jason Bay in left field for the first time in a month against a right-handed pitcher. … Washington manager Davey Johnson said P Sean Burnett should be available for Wednesday’s series finale. Burnett has not pitched since Sept. 2 due to nerve irritation in his left elbow. ... Hairston tied his career high in homers, set in 2008 and 2009.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   NY Mets
Jordan Zimmermann Player R.A. Dickey
No Decision W/L Loss
5.0 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 2
6 Hits 8
3.60 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Washington   NY Mets
Bryce Harper Player Ruben Tejada
4 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 3
.800 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 14 1 20 .389 24 4 5 4 0 1
NY Mets 8 1 12 .235 18 13 3 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Mets will play their next game at home against Washington. The Mets have a W/L % of .477 after a win and .442 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Nationals have a W/L % of .632 after a win and .600 after a loss.