National League Game Summary - New York at Washington|
(Wednesday, June 6th)
Final Score: Washington 5, New York 3
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Adam LaRoche homered and drove in four runs
and Edwin Jackson earned a win for the first time since mid-April as the
Nationals edged the Mets, 5-3.
Jackson (2-3), winless in his previous eight starts, allowed three runs -- two
earned -- on three hits and four walks over seven frames.
"He was exceptional for us tonight," said Washington manager Davey Johnson
about Jackson. "Seven strong innings and he probably had a little bit left in
Michael Morse went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Washington, which had lost four of
five before taking the first two meetings of this three-game set.
Jeremy Hefner (1-3) took the loss after allowing four runs -- three earned --
on seven hits in six innings of work.
"I just didn't get it done and didn't execute my pitches," said Hefner. "They
were hitting balls hard in those first three innings. I thought I did a little
better in the later innings."
New York recorded just three hits in losing its third straight game.
The Nationals got to Hefner early, as LaRoche smacked a three-run homer in the
first inning. Bryce Harper reached on an error and Ryan Zimmerman worked a
walk prior to the first baseman's ninth round-tripper of the year.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis singled in a run in the away third, and David Wright scored
on a Lucas Duda groundout in the fourth, cutting the Mets' deficit to 3-2.
Washington got a run back in the fourth on Morse's RBI single to right, and
the teams traded runs in the seventh.
Ike Davis doubled leading off the top half and eventually scored on an Omar
Quintanilla groundout before LaRoche's sacrifice fly to center chased home
Steve Lombardozzi in the bottom half.
Sean Burnett pitched a perfect eight for Washington, and Tyler Clippard
stranded a runner on second in the ninth to record his fifth save.
LaRoche's homer and Davis' double were the only extra-base hits in the
game...Hefner got the start in an effort to provide some extra rest for Johan
Santana, who unleashed a career-high 134 pitches in Friday's no-hitter against
the Cardinals. Santana will pitch on Friday versus the Yankees, with R.A.
Dickey staying on regular rest to pitch Thursday's finale with the Nats, who
will counter with Chien-Ming Wang...The Mets activated Jason Bay from the
disabled list before the game, but the outfielder did not play. Bay has been
sidelined since April 24 due to a fractured left rib.
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