Friday, July 26, 2013

LIVE BLOG: NY Mets @ Washington Nationals - 1:35PM

Join us as the New York Mets play the first of the doubleheader against the Washington Nationals this afternoon as the broadcast airs live on 1230 FOX Sports Radio.  New information will be posted on the top, so refresh the page to get the most updated information.

BOTTOM 9th: No scares here, as it seems like the Nationals have already written off this game and are making plans for the night game, as they fall 11-0.

TOP 9th: The Mets add 6 more runs as Daniel Murphy hits his 4th base hit of the game, and Ike Davis added an exclamation point with his 3 run shot. 11-0, Mets

BOTTOM 8th: Scott Rice in to pitch in relief for Mejia.  Surrenders one hit, but gets big defensive help by way of a double play.  5-0 Mets, as it looks like the Mets will be able to rest Bobby Parnell for the nightcap.

BOTTOM 7th: BIG help for the Mets as Mejia goes 7IP.  Appears to be done after pitching 97 pitches through those 7 innings of work, but what a big help it is for the Mets.

Mejia's Final Line: 7IP 7H (no XBH) 0ER 0R 0BB 7K

TOP 7th: Anthony Recker starts off the inning with a lead-off that hits the wall.  He's brought home by Juan Lagares to pad the Mets lead, now 4-0.  And that will wrap up Zimmermann's day.  Murphy gets his 3rd hit of the game, which brings home Lagares to make it 5-0 at the stretch.

BOTTOM 6th: Mejia's at 7K's, and sits at 84 pitches.  Still 3-0, Mets.

TOP 6th: Ike Davis find himself sitting yet again.  Nothing else to report here.

BOTTOM 5th: Finally Mejia gets a 1-2-3 inning, which is going to help his pitch count.  According to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, Mejia is on a 105 pitch limit today.  But the Mets would love those 105 pitches to get them deep with a game still to be played tonight.  The longer they stay out of the bullpen this afternoon, the better the weekend will be for the Mets.

TOP 5th: Bryce Harper has saved two runs now after his diving catch took away a base hit from Daniel Murphy that would have scored Lagares.

4th: Mejia allows one hit, but gets it erased thanks to a double play.

BOTTOM 3rd: Mejia gets into a jam again, but is able to get himself free thanks to a big strikeout.  Still 3-0, Mets.

TOP 3rd: Daniel Murphy is 2-for-2 with two home runs, scoring Juan Lagares.  3-0, Mets.  David Wright came close to making it back-to-back, but Bryce Harper brought it back.

BOTTOM 2nd: Mejia able to strand base runners again as he has kept the Nationals away from home plate.

TOP 2nd: Ike Davis was a little too eager, taking the first pitch breaking ball for a groundout.

BOTTOM 1st: Jenrry Mejia got into a little trouble, with runners on the corners with one out, but gets a strike out and a ground out to get out of the jam.  1-0, Mets

TOP 1st: Juan Lagares got punched out by Zimmermann.  The Mets might want to get to him early, and wreck any chance of him regaining his confidence considering he only made it two innings.

As we type that, Daniel Murphy gets the Mets on the board with a deep shot towards center.  1-0, Mets

Pitching Matchup: Jenrry Mejia (2013 Debut) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (12-5, 3.01).

Mejia comes activated off the Disabled List  to make this spot start.  He went 2-0 with an 0.82 ERA for the Binghamton Mets this season, striking out 9 in his two starts.  Zimmermann has a 12-5 record, but has lost his last two starts.  He got torched for 7 runs in two innings in his last start against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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