The New York Mets get blown out by the Washington Nationals

June 30, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) takes he ball from relief pitcher Brandon Lyon (34) in the 8th inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/The Star-Ledger via USA TODAY Sports


The New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon.  The final score was 13-2 and the game was played at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Wheeler pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up six hits and five runs with two walks and five strikeouts.  He took his first loss of the season, David Aardsma pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out one, Josh Edgin pitched a perfect inning and Brandon Lyon pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up five hits and six runs with a walk.  Scott Rice gave up a hit in 1/3 of an inning and Anthony Recker the backup catcher pitched an inning.  He gave up a hit and two runs with a walk. 

Daniel Murphy had a hit, David Wright had a hit and drew a walk and Zach Lutz drew a walk.  Satin had two hits, Buck had a hit and two RBI and Wright and Satin each hit a double.  Buck hit a homerun and the Mets were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Murphy had a stolen base. 

Gio Gonzalez pitched seven innings giving up three hits and no runs with two walks and seven strikeouts.  Gonzalez picked up his fifth win of the season and Ian Krol pitched two innings giving up two hits and two runs with a strikeout. 

Denard Span had three hits and an RBI, Anthony Rendon had a hit and two RBI and Ryan Zimmerman had a hit and an RBI.  Adam LaRoche had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Jayson Werth had two hits, an RBI and drew two walks and Ian Desmond had two hits and three RBI.  Roger Bernadina had a hit and an RBI, Kurt Suzuki had two hits and three RBI and Chad Tracy drew a walk.  Desmond, Werth and Rendon each hit a double and Span hit two doubles.  Laroche, Werth, Suzuki, Desmond each hit a homerun and the Nationals were 5-14 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Desmond had a stolen base. 

In the second inning LaRoche hit a solo homerun, Desmond hit an RBI double, Suzuki hit an RBI single and Span hit an RBI double to give the Nationals a 4-0 lead.  Werth hit a solo homerun in the fifth to make it 5-0 Nationals.  In the eighth Bernadina hit an RBI double, Suzuki hit a two run homerun, Rendon hit a two run double and Zimmerman hit an RBI single to make it 11-0.  Desmond hit a two run homerun in the ninth to make it 13-0.  Buck hit a two run homerun in the ninth to make it 13-2 and that was the final score. 

The Mets record fell to 33-45 and the Nationals record improved to 41-40.  The Mets will begin a four game series at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

Topics: Baseball, MLB, New York Mets, Washington Nationals

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