Mets Beat Nationals On Daniel Murphy's Walk-Off Single In 9th
NEW YORK -- Daniel Murphy singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and the undefeated New York Mets took advantage of a throwing error by reliever Henry Rodriguez to beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Monday night.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his first major league homer for the Mets, who are 4-0 for the first time since 2007. Coming off a surprising three-game sweep of Atlanta to start the season, New York rallied from a three-run deficit before a crowd of 23,970.
Several fans left Citi Field chanting "Undefeated! Undefeated!"
The Mets received another excellent effort from a retooled bullpen that ranked 28th in the majors last season with a 4.33 ERA. Miguel Batista got out of trouble in the sixth, Ramon Ramirez escaped a seventh-inning jam with a double-play ball and Jon Rauch (1-0) worked two hitless innings for his first win with New York.
Pinch-hitter Mike Baxter drew a leadoff walk from Rodriguez (0-1) in the ninth and Ruben Tejada put down a sacrifice bunt. Rodriguez looked at second, then threw low to first and the ball got by second baseman Danny Espinosa.
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The Mets Go a Very Loony 4-0
New York Magazine
The Mets ended up beating the Nationals 4–3 last night to go to 4-0 on the season, and the way they did it was as thrilling as it was comical. In the top of the ninth, Daniel Murphy, DEFENSIVE WIZARD, made a terrific diving play to end the frame (and ...