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Murphy leads Mets over Nationals

(Tuesday, August 5)

Final Score: New York 6, Washington 1

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 and knocked in a pair of runs in the New York Mets’ 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.

Murphy backed a rather shaky start out of Zack Wheeler (7-8), who gave up just one run but allowed seven hits and four walks in hard-earned 6 2/3 innings.

Wheeler also had an RBI, while David Wright, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Lucas Duda each drove in a run for the Mets, who had lost 10 of their last 11 to Washington.

Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez (6-8) was charged with four runs on six hits with six strikeouts for the NL East leaders.

Murphy ripped a one-out triple down the right-field line in the first and trotted home when Wright knocked a single to left in the next at-bat.

Travis d’Arnaud doubled to begin the second, scoring later in the inning when Wheeler helped his own cause with a bloop single to right.

The Nationals got something going in the home second after Wheeler walked three of the first four batters he faced in the inning. The Mets right-hander uncorked a wild pitch against Jose Lobaton that allowed Adam LaRoche to cross home, but Washington couldn’t add any from there.

New York maintained its lead after a nice defensive play by left fielder Eric Campbell. Jayson Werth doubled to lead off the sixth and attempted to score when LaRoche poked a single to left, where Campbell came up firing to get Werth at the plate. The play was reviewed to see if d’Arnaud allowed a sliding lane for the runner at home, which umpires ruled that he did.

New York loaded the bases in the seventh with one out and Murphy ripped a single under the glove of Asdrubal Cabrera at second to plate a pair for a 4-1 advantage. Drew Storen struck out Wright preceding an RBI single off the bat of Duda.

Nieuwenhuis, in a pinch-hit role, singled home a run in the eighth.

Game Notes

Gonzalez went 6-1 with a 2.45 ERA over his last previous starts against the Mets … Wheeler, meanwhile, entered the contest with a 1-4 mark and 4.75 ERA in five career starts against Washington … New York snapped its two-game skid … Wright stole his sixth base of the season … New York went 5-for-14 with runners in scoring position … Washington went 2-for-9 with RISP and stranded seven on base.

BOX SCORE

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Mets « 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 6 11 0
Washington 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
W:Z.Wheeler(7-8) L:G.Gonzalez(6-8)
HR: NYM- None WAS- None
NY Mets AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Juan Lagares CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Daniel Murphy 2B 4 1 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 .300
David Wright 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .270
Lucas Duda 1B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .260
Eric Campbell LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .311
  Curtis Granderson PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
Travis d`Arnaud C 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .220
Chris Young RF-LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .206
Ruben Tejada SS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .228
Zack Wheeler P 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .083
  Josh Edgin P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259
  Jeurys Familia P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
  Dana Eveland P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 6 11 6 1 1 0 2 8
Washington AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Denard Span CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Anthony Rendon 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .280
Jayson Werth RF 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .278
Adam LaRoche 1B 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 .270
Ian Desmond SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .245
Bryce Harper LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .249
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .211
Jose Lobaton C 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216
Gio Gonzalez P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .107
  Drew Storen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Steven Souza Jr. PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
  Blake Treinen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100
Totals 31 1 8 0 2 0 0 4 7

LOB_NY Mets 7, Washington 7. 2B_T.d’Arnaud, J.Werth, A.LaRoche. 3B_D.Murphy. S_Z.Wheeler. SB_D.Wright (6). GIDP_D.Wright, J.Werth, S.Souza Jr.. DP_NY Mets 2 (R.Tejada, D.Murphy and L.Duda 2); Washington 2 (J.Werth and J.Lobaton), (A.Rendon, A.Cabrera and A.LaRoche).

NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Zack Wheeler (W 7-8) 6.2 7 1 1 4 5 0 109-66 3.48
Josh Edgin 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5-2 1.86
Jeurys Familia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18-10 1.93
Dana Eveland 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 12-8 2.18
Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Gio Gonzalez (L 6-8) 6.0 6 4 4 2 6 0 89-58 4.01
Drew Storen 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 19-11 1.73
Blake Treinen 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 27-18 2.35

G.Gonzalez pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

HBP_by D.Storen (J.Lagares), by B.Treinen (T.d’Arnaud). 
WP_Z.Wheeler.
T_3:12. A_40686.
Umpires_Home,Paul Nauert; First, Larry Vanover; Second, Dan Iassogna; Third, Vic Carapazza.

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