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Jayson Werth's two-out RBI double in the eighth inning capped a late rally and the Washington Nationals avoided a series sweep with a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Sunday night.
The Nationals trailed 5-2 entering the seventh, but scored once in that inning on Wilson Ramos' run-scoring single and added three in the eighth.
The victory moved Washington within 6 1/2 games of Cincinnati for the final National League wild card berth. The Reds lost at Colorado 7-4 on Sunday.
Recalled from Triple-A Syracuse before the game, reliever Erik Davis (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth.
Rafael Soriano, Washington's sixth pitcher, finished the Mets off in the ninth for his 36th save.
Gonzalez Germen (1-2) allowed one run after Scott Rice gave up two in the eighth.
Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda each drove in two runs, and Matt de Dekker smacked his first career home run for the Mets. New York last swept a series from Washington May 25-27, 2009.
Rice entered in the eighth with the...
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(Up above: Scott Hairston with the bases loaded and one out in the 8th.)
"It's tough. It's a stab in the heart. We've got to win these games. We had opportunities. We didn't capitalize on them. We had the right guys up there. We could've broken the game open when Hairston was hitting (with the bases loaded in the top of the eighth). We're just not...
Bryce Harper is just 20-years-old and he’s showing his emotions on his sleeve…a lot.
Harper has had a roller coaster type of season, starting off strong then being hit by injuries, playing through only to be sidelined and up and down since then.
All this of course also coincides with the fact the Nationals are arguably the biggest disappointment of the season. Harper is...
The Nationals' bench coach called out Bryce Harper for his lack of hustle during one of the team's recent games.
After being questioned for his hustle and telling reporters he simply didn't care what the media thought of him, Bryce Harper may have more going on than meets the eye. As our own Raymond Bureau pointed out, Harper may be battling some lingering injuries. While it may not be his knee, Harper is in fact experiencing some hip pain.
Bill Ladson of MLB.com says Harper is...
Frustration has clearly set in for Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.The 2013 season hasn't been what Harper or the Nationals were envisioning. Washington finished last year with the best record in baseball and Harper exploded onto the scene to win National League Rookie of the Year honors. Naturally, they could only assume more of the same was to come in '13...
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos accidentally hit the bat of Philadelphia Phillies batter Chase Utley with a throw to first base during Monday night's game at Citizens Bank Park. It happened in the bottom of the fourth with Phillies runner Jimmy Rollins on first base. After Utley swung and missed on a 1-1 pitch, Ramos tried to make a quick throw to nail Rollins at...
Anybody watching Bryce Harper during Monday night’s 3-2 loss to the Phillies could tell the Nationals outfielder was less than 100 percent healthy. Harper took awkward swings he labored to get down the first-base line and he gingerly took his position in the field between innings.
In the middle of the third inning shortly after Harper limped down the line on a groundout to second...
Four outs away from being swept by an utterly depleted division rival the Washington Nationals may have saved any dying hope for their season.
The Nationals topped the New York Mets 6-5 before a national TV audience on Sunday thanks to a dramatic comeback in the eighth inning that was capped by Jayson Werth’s run-scoring double to right-center field.
The rally hinged on a crucial...
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper missed more than a month with left knee buristis earlier this season and it's possible it is still preventing him from playing at full speed. If things don't improve in the coming weeks offseason surgery could be an option according to Dan Kolko of MASN Sports.
"[Surgery] was talked about a while back" said manager Davey Johnson...
Stephen Strasburg was having trouble holding onto the ball, and the Nationals' playoff chances slipped further out of reach.
Strasburg pitched six solid innings, but had to leave partly because of perspiration on a humid evening and the Philadelphia Phillies pushed across two runs in the eighth to beat Washington 3-2 on Monday.
Strasburg fanned 10 while giving up an unearned...
Prospect Instinct | Scouting Report Lucas Giolito, RHP Washington Nationals H: 6’6″ W: 225 7/14/1994 Lucas Giolito was selected in the 1st round of the 2012 draft by the Washington...
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The Mets (62-73) lost to the Nationals (69-67) by a score of 6-5 Sunday night at Nationals Park.
Jon Niese took the hill against Ross Ohlendorf as the Mets sought to sweep Washington on the road. Jon was handed a 2-0 lead before throwing a pitch thanks to Daniel Murphy’s RBI double and an RBI single from Lucas Duda. Matt den Dekker padded the lead in the top of the 2nd with his...
Despite winning two of the three games in the series, the New York Mets still left Washington with a little bit of an empty feeling.
Jayson Werth's two-out RBI double in the eighth inning capped a late rally and the Washington Nationals avoided a series sweep with a 6-5 win over the Mets on Sunday night.
The Mets led 5-2 in the seventh, but the Nationals scored once in that...