NYM 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Was 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 X 4
Date of game: 9/23/2014

Recap: Washington vs. NY Mets

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam LaRoche hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals continued their dominance against the New York Mets this season, winning 4-2 in the opener of a three-game series.

LaRoche in particular has burned the Mets, as Washington improved to 14-3 in 2014 against their division rival. LaRoche has six of his 26 home runs and 18 RBI in 14 games against New York this season.

Tanner Roark (15-10) pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits to win his third straight start.

The Nationals, who already locked up the NL East, are 10-2 in their last 12 games overall.

Mets starter Bartolo Colon (14-13) was charged with four runs on five hits in six innings of work.

"I really thought he was going to pitch well tonight. He certainly did until that point," said Mets manager Terry Collins, alluding to LaRoche's home run.

It was scoreless until the fifth, when Wilmer Flores led off with a double to right. After Curtis Granderson popped up to shortstop, Kirk Nieuwenhuis slugged a ground-rule double to put the Mets on the board.

The Nationals quickly erased their deficit. Kevin Frandsen reached on an infield single to start the bottom half when Colon failed to cover first base. Roark laid down a sacrifice bunt and Michael Taylor doubled to tie the score. Jayson Werth then drew a two-out walk to set up LaRoche's three-run blast to right.

"It feels good to contribute," said Taylor. "Just happy to have the opportunity to play."

Flores and Granderson had consecutive hits with one out in the seventh to chase Roark from the contest. Eric Campbell then walked against reliever Ross Detwiler and Ruben Tejada made it 4-2 with a sac fly to center.

Aaron Barrett then took the hill and walked Bobby Abreu to re-load the bases, and Washington made its third pitching change of the inning. The move paid off, as Jerry Blevins got Anthony Recker to pop up.

Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless eighth and Drew Storen fanned two in the ninth to pick up his 10th save.

Game Notes

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud tripled for the second straight game ... The Nationals have outscored the Mets 88-45 this season ... Washington center fielder Denard Span left the game with an injury after making a diving catch in the third inning ... New York went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Dorm Report: West Virginia goes wild, not so wonderful

There was quite a bit of hitting on the field at Milan Puskar Stadium last weekend, but almost as much action took place in the streets just outside in the hours following West Virginia's upset of visiting Baylor.

NASCAR News
McMurray tops Logano for Martinsville pole

Jamie McMurray claimed the pole for the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 -- the first race in the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship -- by beating Joey Logano in Friday's qualifying at Martinsville Speedway.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.