Nats Get It Together, Beat Mets 4-3

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John Lannan out does his Opening Day appearance on Monday by throwing 99 pitches in a long five inning outing today against the Mets, ultimately getting the 4-3 win.

Game Highlights include:

Tyler Clippard ties his career high strikeout count in a game with seven K’s, no walks (the last time Clippard struck out seven in a game was  at San Francisco in 2009). Clippard also pitched a spectacular scoreless three inning set.

Willy Taveras shines in his first start today in right field knocking in a career high of  4 RBIs, including a two-run triple and a bases loaded single.

Matt Capps (2 for 2 in save opportunities this season) closed out the game with the basses loaded in the bottom of the 9th thanks to a wee Willie Harris who caught a sinking line drive for the win in left field.

Next game is Sunday at at 1:10 vs the Mets at Citi Field to close the series.

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail:

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4 thoughts on “Nats Get It Together, Beat Mets 4-3

  1. Jack, don’t I feel silly! That’s what it said in the body text. I went to change it originally in the “headline” and the body didn’t stick. Oy!