The New York Mets did not have a very good game on Sunday afternoon. They lost 12-0 to the Washington Nationals. Matt Harvey started the game and did not pitch very well or last very long. Harvey is a young pitcher that the Mets have high hopes for. Justin Hampson didn’t fare much better in relief. The rest of the bullpen did a pretty good job. Ruben Tejada and Vinny Rottino each had two hits.
Harvey pitched an inning giving up seven hits and five runs with a strikeout. Sampson pitched two innings giving up five hits and five runs with four of them being earned. He walked four batters and struck out three. Frank Francisco pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Manny Acosta pitched an inning giving up three hits and one run with a strikeout and Bobby Parnell pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts. Jeff Stevens pitched a perfect inning and Daniel Herrera pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run.
Tejada had two hits, Omar Quintanilla had a hit and Daniel Murphy drew a walk. Jason Bay had a hit, Rottino had two hits and Adam Loewen had a hit and drew a walk. Hampson had a hit and the Mets had two doubles. Tejada and Quintanilla each had a double. The Mets were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and they left 11 men on base. May had a throwing error.
The Mets are now 5-14 on the spring. They will play the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Florida on Monday afternoon.
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