Bryce Harper launched two long home runs, including a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning, and also doubled Saturday to lead the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets 7-6.
The future will only get brighter for Bryce Harper, who has a good chance to develop into a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate.
John Lannan pitched 5 2-3 shutout innings in his first start since replacing Stephen Strasburg in Washington’s starting rotation, and the Nationals lowered their magic number for clinching a playoff berth to six with a 2-0 win over the punchless New York Mets on Wednesday night.
Washington Nationals beat the punchless New York Mets 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Gio Gonzalez earned his big league-leading 19th victory and the Washington Nationals backed him with three home runs to beat the listless New York Mets 5-1 Monday night.
In a tight duel with Jonathon Niese, one mistake cost Edwin Jackson.
Michael Morse hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper also homered and the Washington Nationals became the latest team to tag a struggling Johan Santana in their 6-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Adam LaRoche hit a tie-breaking homer and the Washington Nationals handed R.A. Dickey his first loss in three months, beating the sinking New York Mets 5-2 Tuesday night behind Gio Gonzalez’s seven crisp innings.
Bryce Harper homered his first time up in New York, then hit a tie-breaking single to key a six-run burst in the 10th inning Monday night that sent the Washington Nationals over the Mets 8-2.
Jordan Zimmermann pitched six shutout innings, Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer and the Washington Nationals hung on to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday night.