August 31st - Mets 11, Nationals 3

August 31stSaturday Night at Nationals Park the Mets jumped all over Dan Haren  and built an early 8-0 lead while Zach Wheeler had another superior outing. The Mets win their 3rd straight with a 11-3 win over the Nationals.  The Mets got on the board first in the top of the 2nd inning courtesy of a 2 run double by Omar Quintanilla, in the 3rd they knocked Haren out of box scoring six times.  Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Matt Den Dekker  and Zach Wheeler all drove in runs in the inning. The 6 run frame capped on a 2 run single by Eric Young Jr. For Den Dekker the rbi single was his first major league hit. Daniel Murphy got his 7th hit in the past two games in the 8th as his double drove in Young from first.  Juan Legares capped the scoring with a 2 run single up the middle. As for Wheeler, business as usual, firing another solid effort. Zack went 6 2/3 he allowed 5 hits 2 runs (both earned) he walked 1 and struck out 3. He get s the win he’s now 7-3, his era falls to 3.36. The Nats managed their final run in the bottom of the 9th inning off Scott Atchison. Haren only lasted 2 2/3 and yielded  7 earned runs on 9 hits earning the loss. Haren falls to 8-12. The Met offense peppered the National staff for 17 hits. Eric Young Jr. Daniel Murphy,  Josh Satin and Juan Legares all had 3 hits apiece, Travis d’Arnaud and Quintanilla added 2 hits apiece in the rout.  Murphy is scorching hot. He’s now 11 for his last 20. The Mets are now .500 on the road improving to 34-34. Overall the Mets now stand at 62-72. Sunday night the Mets look for the sweep.  Jonathon Niese (6-6  3.69) is coming off  his 3 hit shutout, looks for his 7th win. Ross Ohlendorf  (3-0  2.49) goes for Washington. https://www.facebook.com/MetsForum

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