The New York Mets split a doubleheader with the Washington Nationals

Jul 26, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) high fives teammates after beating the Washington Nationals 11-0 at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals in a day game on Friday, but lost to the Washington Nationals on Friday night.  The final scores of the two games were 11-0 and then 2-1 in the nightcap.  Jenrry Mejia started the day game and was great for the Mets.  Matt Harvey pitched well in the nightcap.  Daniel Murphy led the offense during the day game.  Juan Lagares and David Wright also had good games.  In the night game there wasn’t much offense but Murphy did have two hits. 

Mejia pitched seven innings giving up seven hits and no runs.  He walked none and struck out seven and earned his first victory of the season.  Scott Rice pitched an inning giving up a hit and Gonzalez Germen pitched an inning giving up a walk.  Harvey pitched eight innings giving up five hits and an unearned run.  He walked one and struck out seven.  LaTroy Hawkins picked up his second loss of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning and he gave up a hit and a run. 

Lagares had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk in the day game, Murphy had four hits and five RBI and Wright had two hits and an RBI.  Marlon Byrd had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Ike Davis had a hit, three RBI and drew two walks and Anthony Recker had a hit.  Omar Quintanilla had a hit and drew a walk, Lagares hit two doubles, and Recker and Byrd each hit a double.  Murphy hit two homeruns and Davis hit a homerun, the Mets were 7-12 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Lagares had two stolen bases and Byrd had a stolen base.  Lagares had a hit in the night game, Murphy had two hits and drew a walk and Wright drew a walk.  Byrd had a hit, Josh Satin had a hit and  Justin Turner had a hit.  John Buck had a hit and an RBI, Andrew Brown had a hit and Davis drew a walk.  Satin, Buck and Brown each hit a double and the Mets were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left ten men on base.  Murphy committed an error. 

Jordan Zimmerman took his sixth loss of the season in the day game.  He pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up six hits and five runs.  He walked three and struck out eight.  Fernando Abad pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits; Ryan Mattheus pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and three runs with two walks and a strikeout.  Drew Storen pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs.  Ross Ohlendorf pitched seven innings giving up six hits and a run with two walks and eight strikeouts in the nightcap.  Tyler Clippard pitched an inning giving up a hit and Rafael Soriano picked up his second win of the season pitching an inning giving up a hit and a walk. 

Bryce Harper had a hit, Steve Lombardozzi had two hits and Ryan Zimmerman had two hits.  Jayson Werth had two hits, Ian Desmond had a hit and drew a walk and Kurt Suzuki had a hit.  The Nationals were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Zimmerman had two hits and an RBI in the night game, Werth had three hits and Desmond drew a walk.  Ramos had a hit, which was a double, and Zimmerman hit a homerun.  The Nationals were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Zimmerman committed an error. 

Murphy hit a solo homerun in the first and a two run homerun in the third to give the Mets a 3-0 lead in the matinee.  Lagares and Murphy each hit an RBI single in the seventh inning.  In the ninth Murphy hit an RBI single, Wright hit an RBI single, Byrd hit an RBI double and Davis hit a three run homerun to make it a 11-0 game which would be the final score.  In the nightcap Buck hit an RBI double in the fourth inning.  In the fifth Ramos grounded into a force out which scored a run and made it a 1-1 game.  In the ninth Zimmerman hit a walkoff solo homerun to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory. 

The Nationals record improved to 50-54 and the Mets record fell to 46-54.  The two teams will play on Saturday afternoon.

Topics: Jenrry Mejia, Matt Harvey, MLB, New York Mets, Washington Nationals

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