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Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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W: G. Gonzalez (13-5) L: R. Dickey (13-2)
S: T. Clippard (17)
HR: WAS - A. LaRoche (17) NYM - J. Valdespin (7)
Adam LaRoche hit a two-run home run and R.A. Dickey lost a game for the first time in over three months as the Washington Nationals took a 5-2 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field.
Dickey (13-2) came into the game having not lost since April 18 at Atlanta, but he gave up five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits over six innings to drop just his second game of the season. He went 11-0 in his 17 games prior to Tuesday.
"There were a lot of things I did right tonight that I've got to be able to take, discard what went wrong and build on what went right," Dickey said. "I'm going to try to do that."
Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-5 with a run scored while Danny Espinosa and Jesus Flores each drove in a run for the ...
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Mike Baxter's rehab tour, now in Day 9, is moving to Triple-A Buffalo. That suggests Baxter may be ready to be activated from the disabled list this weekend, when the Mets visit Arizona.
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Oh no, not another Joe D. game recap…
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MMO Player of the Week…
Through the use of the scorecard, let’s take a look at how Daniel Murphy did during the week ending Sunday, July 22nd:
Murphy showed us again why he is a valuable piece to our club. Aside from David Wright he...
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2012 NL Wild Card Standings
National W L PCT GB RS RA EXPW EXPL DIV WC POFF
Pittsburgh 54 41 .568 - 390 350 92.8 69.2 38.2 41.0 79.1
Los Angeles 53 44 .546 2 379 363 86.2 75.8 26.9 14.4 41.2
Atlanta 52 44 .542 2.5 439 416...
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