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28-18, 1st in NL East

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

With Bryce Harper getting the day off, the Nats lost their rubber match against the Mets, 2-0. The two division rivals have now split six games this season, with each team winning a series on the road. Washington now leads New York by a half-game in the NL East.

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Wright cranks solo shot (0:20)
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Nationals a suitor for Andrew Miller?

If the Yankees decide to trade the dominant left-handed reliever this summer, Buster Olney expects the Nationals to be interested if they decide to beef up their bullpen again leading up to the playoffs. Potential landing spots for Miller (Insider)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Dusty Baker on the Matt Harvey situation: "It's his prerogative to do what he wants to do. If he don't wanna talk, he doesn't have to talk. But he's making it harder on himself. New York'll eat you up."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats skipper Dusty Baker said that sitting Bryce Harper against Mets southpaw Steven Matz isn't about the lefty-lefty matchup. "It's more of a mental day off...this is probably the worst period that Bryce has gone through." Over the past month, Harper is hitting .184 with 25 strikeouts in 76 at-bats.

Lineup: Nationals (28-18) vs. Mets (26-19)

  • 1. Michael Taylor, CF (R)
  • 2. Jayson Werth, LF (R)
  • 3. Daniel Murphy, 2B (L)
  • 4. Ryan Zimmerman, 1B (R)
  • 5. Anthony Rendon, 3B (R)
  • 6. Wilson Ramos, C (R)
  • 7. Chris Heisey, RF (R)
  • 8. Danny Espinosa, SS (S)
  • 9. Tanner Roark, RHP (R)
  • Daily notes

Stats & Info

Tuesday's longest home runs

Jarrett Parker's first home run of the season was a no-doubter, as the 431-foot shot off Padres reliever Keith Hessler led the way on Tuesday.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats skipper Dusty Baker on Daniel Murphy: "Murph's been the acquisition of the year in baseball."

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Harvey gives up five runs over five innings in loss (1:31)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Apparently, the ball really does carry further in warm weather. On the balmiest day of the year at Nats Park by far (83 at game time), Washington tied a season-high with five bombs - including one by Ben Revere, just the fifth of his career - en route to a 7-4 win over the Mets.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Stephen Strasburg has 10 K's through six innings against the Mets. It's his fifth double-digit whiff game this season, and the 26th of his career.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Hard to say whether it's the warm weather or Matt Harvey that's making the ball travel further, but the Nats have three bombs in five innings, including a Daniel Murphy three-run shot that landed well into the second deck. Washington leads 5-1 after five.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats Park crowd chanting "Har-vey, Har-vey" following back-to-back solo shots by Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon off Matt Harvey. It's the fourth time Washington has gone back-to-back this season.

Nats hold three of MLB's top prospects

RHP Lucas Giolito now tops Keith Law's list of noteworthy prospects. SS Trea Turner could be an upgrade over Danny Espinosa on both sides of the ball, which might make a difference in the race against the Mets. And once he comes into power, Victor Robles could be a force to be reckoned with. Law: Top 25 MLB prospects (Insider)

Boone, DiPuglia to rep Nationals at draft

Nationals VP and senior advisor to the GM Bob Boone and VP of international operations Johnny DiPuglia will represent the team at this year's MLB draft.

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Olney: Nationals a match for Beltran?

If the Yankees look to trade veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran this summer, several teams could be interested, Buster Olney writes. The Nationals, who might decide to pursue an offensive upgrade in the outfield, are one potential suitor. Olney's blog (Insider)

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Lucas Giolito tops Law's list (1:47)
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Mets rough up Nationals (0:55)

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Five days ago, Gio Gonzalez outpitched Bartolo Colon in the Nationals 7-1 road victory over the Mets. Tonight was a 180, as Colon lifted the Mets to a 7-1 road win over Gonzalez and the Nats. With the loss, Washington's NL East lead over the Mets is trimmed to a half-game.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs19913th
Batting Average.24317th
On Base Percentage.32410th
Slugging Percentage.40414th
Earned Run Average2.882nd
Quality Starts0Tied-19th
WHIP1.133rd
BAA.2253rd

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