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2017 Schedule
12-5, 1st in NL East
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Gonzalez leads Nats over Mets (1:01)
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Turner's dive just barely beats the tag at home (0:27)
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Nats pick up fifth straight win (1:09)

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Bryce Harper has been on fire for the Nationals in their last five games, more than doubling his home run count from his first 11 games this season.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Both teams brought a B lineup, but Bryce Harper brought his 'A' game with a homer and double, as the Nationals won the first of 19. meetings with the injury-depleted Mets, 4-3 in 11 innings. Harper is now hitting .407 with 7 HR and 20 RBIs this season. He has 5 HR in his last 5 games.

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Trea Turner's first walk in 20 plate appearances in 2017 gives Nationals 11th-inning lead. It was his first plate appearance since April 8.

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Harper crushes homer to center (0:40)

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Jose Lobaton's first hit of the season is his first home run since last July 19 against the Dodgers.

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A couple of balls that weren't perfectly played by Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper allow the Mets to tie the game in the 4th inning. Curtis Granderson snaps an 0-for-16 slump with an RBI single.

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Bryce Harper's HR made him 11-for-16 with 5 HR in his last 5 games.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Dusty Baker turned out to be prescient when asked why Bryce Harper struggles vs Matt Harvey: "I don't know. I don't think he knows why ... But I know one thing. The law of averages is on his side." Harper's 1st-inning homer was his 2nd hit in 27 AB vs Harvey.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he'd been planning a day off for Ryan Zimmerman and decided to make that today when the Mets starter switched from Jacob deGrom (against whom Zimmerman is 3-for-8) to Matt Harvey (against whom Zimmerman is 6-for-23, but 3-for-15 the last 2 seasons).

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Nats' Turner activated off DL; Murphy in lineup

Nationals shortstop Trea Turner has been activated from the DL after missing 10 games with a hamstring injury, but the speedy second-year player was not in the lineup Friday vs. the Mets.

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Mets push back deGrom start; Harvey gets nod

Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has a stiff neck and will not start Friday against the Nationals. Matt Harvey will start Friday for the Mets, while deGrom is expected to pitch Saturday.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper's jersey ranks as the 15th most popular in sales according to Major League Baseball. Harper's jersey popularity dropped 6 spots in the last year. He ranked No. 9 in 2016, but then hit only .243 and experienced the biggest WAR drop-off for a position player following his MVP season.

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BBTN: Buy, sell or hold on early season trends?

Buster Olney, Karl Ravech and Justin Havens play "Buy, Sell or Hold" on the early season trends with players like Eric Thames, Jose Bautista, Dexter Fowler and Ryan Zimmerman. Plus, some "Inside Heat" on the Orioles from Roch Kubatko and on the Royals from Rustin Dodd.

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Travis Shaw's career-long 465-foot blast Thursday ties Kris Bryant for the farthest homer hit this season. Wil Myers' 439-foot shot was his second-longest at Petco, while Ryan Zimmerman's 431-footer was his longest since August 2015. Matt Carpenter and Neil Walker round out the list.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs87Tied-4th
Batting Average.2731st
On Base Percentage.3491st
Slugging Percentage.4533rd
Earned Run Average3.8216th
Quality Starts151st
WHIP1.184th
BAA.23210th

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