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Nats unable to cap rallies
Mets 7, Nationals 4
John Lannan allowed five runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
 Zimmerman's RBI double
The Nationals had nine hits, but also left 11 runners on base as they fell to the Mets. They had pulled ahead in the second inning, but the Mets answered, scoring five runs off starter John Lannan, who only lasted 5 2/3 innings and took the loss.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (69-53)
Won 2
NY Mets 7, Washington 4   WSH
Washington (55-68)
Lost 3
August 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1   7 14 0
Washington
0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0   4 9 2
Standings thru 8/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Nationals Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS5220002.303
Castillo, 2B5222001.308
Wright, 3B5122000.310
Beltran, CF4000103.262
Alou, LF5121003.316
Easley, 1B2020100.280
  1-Green, PR-1B1110100.273
Milledge, RF5011016.308
DiFelice, C5011014.261
Perez, P3000021.186
  Mota, P0000000.000
  Sosa, P0000000.208
  a-Anderson, PH1010000.242
  Heilman, P0000000.000
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals4171473420 

a-Singled for Sosa in the 8th.
1-Ran for Easley in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Reyes (27, Lannan), Wright 2 (29, Lannan, Rivera), DiFelice (2, Lannan), Alou (11, Rivera).
HR: Castillo (1, 1st inning off Lannan, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Reyes 3; Castillo 5; Wright 4; Alou 3; Easley 2; Green; Milledge; DiFelice 2; Anderson.
RBI: Castillo 2 (27), Wright 2 (79), DiFelice (5), Alou (30), Milledge (19).
2-out RBI: Milledge.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Alou 2; Reyes; Castillo; DiFelice.
GIDP: DiFelice; Milledge.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reyes (63, 3rd base off Lannan/Flores).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, SS5000015.246
Belliard, 2B5110011.278
Zimmerman, 3B4021100.270
Young, 1B4000113.331
Kearns, RF4120111.255
Pena, LF4210105.219
Flores, C4011004.233
Logan, CF2011110.273
Lannan, P2011010.091
  Ayala, P0000000.000
  a-Batista, PH0000100.275
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  Rauch, P0000000.000
  b-Church, PH1000001.264
  Cordero, P0000000.000
Totals354946620 

a-Walked for Ayala in the 6th. b-Popped out for Rauch in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Zimmerman 2 (32, Perez, Mota), Kearns (26, Perez), Pena (10, Perez), Logan (14, Perez).
TB: Belliard; Zimmerman 4; Kearns 3; Pena 2; Flores; Logan 2; Lannan.
RBI: Logan (12), Lannan (1), Flores (18), Zimmerman (65).
2-out RBI: Lannan; Flores.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Pena 2; Lopez 2; Flores; Belliard.
SF: Logan.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Logan (17, 2nd base off Heilman/DiFelice).

FIELDING
E: Lopez (13, throw), Zimmerman (19, fielding).
PB: Flores (2).
DP: 2 (Zimmerman-Belliard-Young, Belliard-Young).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez (W, 11-8)5.27333303.52
Mota (H, 4)0.22111005.93
Sosa (H, 4)0.20000004.15
Heilman (H, 15)1.00001203.38
Wagner (S, 29)1.00001101.50
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lannan (L, 1-2)5.28551313.94
Ayala 0.10000002.55
Rivera 1.02112003.84
Rauch 1.01000003.74
Cordero 1.03110102.55

WP: Perez, Lannan, Ayala.
IBB: Beltran (by Rivera).
Pitches-strikes: Perez 101-57, Mota 21-12, Sosa 5-4, Heilman 22-14, Wagner 19-12, Lannan 100-63, Ayala 6-4, Rivera 23-11, Rauch 23-16, Cordero 16-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Perez 7-7, Mota 1-1, Sosa 1-1, Heilman 0-1, Wagner 1-1, Lannan 8-6, Ayala 0-1, Rivera 3-0, Rauch 2-1, Cordero 0-2.
Batters faced: Perez 27, Mota 5, Sosa 2, Heilman 4, Wagner 4, Lannan 27, Ayala 1, Rivera 6, Rauch 4, Cordero 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Mota 3-0, Sosa 2-0, Ayala 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:30.
Att: 35,157.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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