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Nationals take out Mets

(Thursday, September 11)

Final Score: Washington 6, New York 2

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Adam LaRoche hit a two-run home run and drove in three as the Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets, 6-2, in the opener of a four-game series.

Anthony Rendon also hit a two-run home run and scored twice, while Wilson Ramos drove in a run for the Nationals, who have won four of their last five. Tanner Roark (13-10) snapped a three-start losing streak as he was charged with just two runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Bartolo Colon (13-12) was tagged for all six runs — five earned — on seven hits and a pair of walks over three-plus innings for the Mets, who had a four- game winning streak snapped. Anthony Recker hit a solo home run and Dilson Herrera drove in the other.

The Nationals went on top in the first inning on LaRoche’s two-run home run. Rendon had reached base earlier in the inning with a single.

Washington tacked on two more runs in the third. Jayson Werth doubled with one out, and LaRoche plated him with a single. LaRoche moved to second on a fielder’s choice by Ian Desmond, took third on a Bryce Harper single, and came home on a Ramos groundout for a 4-0 lead.

In the fourth, Denard Span led off with a bunt single and Rendon followed with his 19th home run of the season for a 6-0 advantage.

Recker got the Mets on the board in the fifth with his seventh home run of the year, a solo shot to left-center.

The Mets got another run on the board when Herrera singled in a run with the bases loaded and one out. Craig Stammen, though, took over and got Wilmer Flores to hit into an inning-ending double play.

The Mets had the bases loaded again in the eighth with one out, but Lucas Duda lined out to short, and Tyler Clippard struck out Recker to end the frame.

Ross Detwiler pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to close out the victory.

Game Notes

Washington has won 11 of the 13 games with New York this season, including all seven games in New York … The Nationals have won 12 straight games as the guests in this series … Colon fell to 2-4 in six lifetime meetings against the Nationals … Roark improved to 4-0 in five meetings against the Mets.

NL Boxscore Washington vs. NY Mets

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington « 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 1
NY Mets 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 9 1
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Log | Wrap |Box
W:T.Roark(13-10) L:B.Colon(13-12)
HR: WAS- A.LaRoche (24), A.Rendon (19) NYM- A.Recker (7)

Washington AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Denard Span CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299
Anthony Rendon 3B 5 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 .282
Jayson Werth RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 .283
Adam LaRoche 1B 5 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 .265
Ian Desmond SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .247
Bryce Harper LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .266
Wilson Ramos C 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .244
Tanner Roark P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .111
  Craig Stammen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
  Matt Thornton P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Tyler Clippard P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Ross Detwiler P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 6 8 6 1 0 2 6 5
NY Mets AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Eric Young LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Juan Lagares CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276
Daniel Murphy 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299
  Matt den Dekker PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
  Gonzalez Germen P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Lucas Duda 1B 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .251
Travis d`Arnaud C 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
  Anthony Recker C 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .197
Curtis Granderson RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .215
Dilson Herrera 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .238
Wilmer Flores SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224
Bartolo Colon P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .035
  Daisuke Matsuzaka P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182
  Kirk Nieuwenhuis PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258
  Erik Goeddel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Dario Alvarez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Bobby Abreu PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
  Eric Campbell 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
Totals 33 2 9 2 1 0 1 1 2

E_T.Roark, B.Colon. LOB_Washington 10, NY Mets 6. 2B_J.Werth, L.Duda. HR_A.Rendon (19) off B.Colon, A.LaRoche (24) off B.Colon, A.Recker (7) off T.Roark. S_T.Roark. GIDP_W.Ramos, W.Flores. DP_Washington 2 (A.Cabrera and A.LaRoche), (I.Desmond, A.Cabrera and A.LaRoche); NY Mets 1 (W.Flores and L.Duda).

Washington IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Tanner Roark (W 13-10) 6.1 7 2 2 1 1 1 87-60 2.96
Craig Stammen (H 6) 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16-11 3.36
Matt Thornton (H 3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6-4 0.00
Tyler Clippard (H 34) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4-3 2.12
Ross Detwiler 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8-5 3.79
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Bartolo Colon (L 13-12) 3.0 7 6 5 2 2 2 77-48 4.14
Daisuke Matsuzaka 3.0 1 0 0 3 1 0 44-26 4.05
Erik Goeddel 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 23-13 5.40
Dario Alvarez 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4-3 0.00
Gonzalez Germen 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11-7 5.08

B.Colon pitched to 3 batters in the 4th.

IBB_off B.Colon (A.Cabrera).
HBP_by M.Thornton (D.Murphy), by B.Colon (J.Werth,I.Desmond).
WP_D.Matsuzaka.
T_3:10. A_21111.
Umpires_Home,John Tumpane; First, Paul Emmel; Second, Gabe Morales; Third, James Hoye.

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