Washington 7, NY Mets 6

Date - Saturday, April 20, 2013 3:05 PM
Location - Citi Field
Temperature - 54°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 24325

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 10-7 6-3 4-4 W1
NY Mets 8-8 5-3 3-5 L1

Recap


Nationals 7, Mets 6: Bryce Harper belted two home runs – including a go-ahead solo shot in the eighth – and scored three times as visiting Washington edged New York.

Harper, who posted his second multi-homer game of the season, went 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Adam LaRoche and Ian Desmond also homered for the Nationals to match the Mets' four-homer effort in Friday’s 7-1 setback.

John Buck tied the game at 6 with an RBI double down the left-field line in the seventh, but Harper crushed Josh Edgin’s first-pitch fastball to lead off the eighth and give Washington its third lead of the game. Edgin (0-1) struck out three of the five batters he faced.

Tyler Clippard (1-0) recorded the final out of the seventh and worked around a walk in the eighth before giving way to Rafael Soriano, who worked around a two-out walk to David Wright in the ninth for his sixth save in seven chances.

Desmond and Harper staked the Nationals to an early 3-0 lead with a solo and two-run homer, respectively, before New York tagged Gio Gonzalez for five runs in the fourth. Collin Cowgill and Justin Turner each had two-out, two-run singles and Daniel Murphy capped the frame with an RBI single.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Harper has four multi-homer games in his 155-game major-league career. He trails only Hall of Famer Mel Ott for the most such games by a player before his 21st birthday. … The Mets scored all of their runs with two outs. … Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa returned to the lineup after missing the last four games with a bruised right forearm. He went 1-for-4 and scored a run.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   NY Mets
Gio Gonzalez Player Jeremy Hefner
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 4.0
5 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 4
11.25 ERA 6.75
Hitting
Washington   NY Mets
Bryce Harper Player Daniel Murphy
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 1
2 HR 0
10 TB 2
1.000 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 7 4 22 .219 5 7 7 5 0 0
NY Mets 7 0 10 .206 14 12 6 6 0 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 .444 after a win and .750 after a loss.