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Dan Haren won for the first time since May 9, backed by home runs from Harper, Desmond and Span that powered Washington to a 4-1 win over the New York Mets on Saturday.
Ian Desmond homered off a backup catcher, Gio Gonzalez pitched seven shutout innings and the Washington Nationals roughed up rookie Zack Wheeler and the New York Mets 13-2 Sunday for a much-needed road-series win.
The Washington Nationals have promoted right-hander Taylor Jordan from Double-A Harrisburg and are having him make his big league debut right away.
Marlon Byrd maintained his mastery of Dan Haren with a pair of home runs, and the New York Mets broke a four-game losing streak by pounding the Washington Nationals 10-1 on Wednesday night.
Steve Lombardozzi’s sacrifice fly in the ninth Tuesday night gave the Washington Nationals their first late-inning comeback win of the season, capping a two-run rally for a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Bryce Harper by far made the most noise on Bark in the Park day. He 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 Nationals got off to a good start Monday, but if the season takes a turn for the worse, take heed. Compared to other baseball stadiums, it is very expensive to drown your sorrows at Nats Park.
After an extended spring training, a trip to the World Baseball Classic and four more innings of work on Thursday, Gio Gonzalez is ready for the regular season to begin.
Patience at the plate will be the key for Ruben Tejada as he enters the 2013 season.
Stephen Strasburg struck out six in three innings Thursday night and the Washington Nationals and New York Mets played to a 4-all tie.