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Nats send Scherzer out in attempt to sweep Mets

NEW YORK -- The plan is simple for the New York Mets. The actual implementation may be considerably harder Sunday night when the reeling Mets host the surging Washington Nationals in the finale of a three-game series at Citi Field.

The Nationals (12-5) won their sixth straight game Saturday with a 3-1 victory over the Mets (8-10), who have lost seven of eight, a stretch in which they have scored only 23 runs.

On Saturday, Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and combined with three relievers on a two-hitter. The four Washington pitchers teamed up to retire the final 11 Mets batters in order.

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Leaders
AVG: B. Harper.393
HR: B. Harper7
RBI: B. Harper20
SB: A. Eaton3
W: G. González2
ERA: G. González1.35
Saves: S. Kelley3
K: S. Strasburg29
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
Washington 125.706-
Miami 98.5293
Philadelphia 89.4714
NY Mets 810.4444.5
Atlanta 611.3536
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .273 (1)
Runs: 87 (5)
Hits: 161 (4)
Home Runs: 22 (14)
Stolen Bases: 7 (24)
OBP: .349 (1)
SLG: .453 (3)
Total Bases: 267 (5)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.82 (16)
Runs Allowed: 73 (14)
Saves: 7 (4)
Strikeouts: 144 (16)
OpBA: .232 (11)
OBP: .297 (4)
SLG: .363 (6)
Run Support: 5.03 (4)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/21 G. Green Designated for Assignment
4/21 T. Turner Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained right hamstring)
4/19 J. Ross Called Up from Minors
4/19 S. Solís Placed on 10-Day DL (Left elbow inflammation)
4/13 J. Guthrie Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/19 S. Solís Left elbow inflammation (on 10-day DL)
4/12 S. Drew Strained right hamstring (on 10-day DL)
4/9 T. Turner off 10-day DL
2/24 J. Marmolejos Strained left forearm (on 60-day DL)
2/16 M. Scherzer Broken right knuckle (day-to-day)
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