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Early lead evaporates
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Nationals 10, Mets 5
Luis Castillo turned a DP and drove in the Mets' first run in the third. (AP)
Oliver Perez received an early three-run cushion on Thursday -- including an RBI single by Perez -- but the Nationals came storming back in the middle innings with seven unanswered runs and 10 runs overall to send the Mets back to Shea Stadium with a 3-4 record on their road trip.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (11-10)
Lost 1
Washington 10, NY Mets 5   WSH
Washington (7-16)
Won 1
April 24, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1   5 11 1
Washington
0 0 0 0 3 4 3 0 X   10 13 1
Standings thru 4/24/08  |  Recap: NYM | WSH  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Nationals stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS5010004.259
Castillo, 2B5131010.273
Wright, 3B4000113.295
Beltran, CF5111035.230
Church, RF4121102.350
Delgado, 1B4000013.198
Pagan, LF3000101.292
Casanova, C4120002.261
Perez, P2011001.250
  Heilman, P0000000.000
  Sosa, P0000000.000
  Feliciano, P0000000.000
  a-Anderson, PH1111000.118
Totals3751153621 

a-Homered for Feliciano in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Church (3, Hill).
HR: Beltran (2, 7th inning off Rivera, 0 on, 2 out), Anderson (1, 9th inning off Rauch, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Reyes; Castillo 3; Beltran 4; Church 3; Casanova 2; Perez; Anderson 4.
RBI: Castillo (4), Perez (1), Church (14), Beltran (10), Anderson (1).
2-out RBI: Castillo; Perez; Church; Beltran.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pagan; Beltran; Reyes; Church 2.
S: Perez.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Castillo (6, 2nd base off Hill/Nieves), Church (1, 2nd base off Hill/Nieves).

FIELDING
E: Reyes (3, fielding).
DP: (Reyes-Castillo-Delgado).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, 2B4126102.271
Guzman, SS5021004.316
Zimmerman, 3B5021003.224
Kearns, RF5000024.193
Pena, LF5020021.179
Boone, 1B5220012.292
Harris, CF3300204.161
Nieves, C3221102.333
Hill, P0000000.000
  a-Belliard, PH0100100.214
  O'Connor, P0000000.000
  b-Milledge, PH0100100.271
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  c-Estrada, PH1011000.240
  Ayala, P0000000.000
  Rauch, P0000000.000
Totals361013106522 

a-Walked for Hill in the 5th. b-Walked for O'Connor in the 6th. c-Singled for Rivera in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Lopez (1, 6th inning off Heilman, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Lopez 5; Guzman 2; Zimmerman 2; Pena 2; Boone 2; Nieves 2; Estrada.
RBI: Lopez 6 (8), Zimmerman (10), Nieves (1), Estrada (3), Guzman (8).
2-out RBI: Lopez 4; Guzman.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kearns 2; Zimmerman.
S: Hill.
GIDP: Guzman.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Hill (1, pickoff).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez (L, 2-1)5.26554303.62
Heilman 0.13221116.23
Sosa 1.03311007.36
Feliciano 1.01000101.69
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hill 5.06323505.40
O'Connor (W, 1-0)1.01000000.00
Rivera 1.01110014.60
Ayala 1.00000003.27
Rauch 1.03110115.59

WP: Hill.
Pitches-strikes: Perez 100-58, Heilman 25-13, Sosa 25-17, Feliciano 16-11, Hill 98-61, O'Connor 11-7, Rivera 16-9, Ayala 12-7, Rauch 22-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Perez 8-6, Heilman 0-0, Sosa 2-1, Feliciano 1-1, Hill 7-3, O'Connor 2-1, Rivera 2-1, Ayala 2-1, Rauch 0-2.
Batters faced: Perez 26, Heilman 5, Sosa 8, Feliciano 4, Hill 24, O'Connor 4, Rivera 4, Ayala 3, Rauch 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Heilman 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:11.
Att: 29,750.

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