Jackson Dominant, But Nats Blanked By Mets
by Al Galdi
Aug 19, 2012 -- 12:47pm

Nationals lose to the Mets 2-0 on Saturday night (August 18, 2012).

1.    The Nats fell to an MLB-best 74-46 overall and 33-23 at home.
     a.    The Nats fell to 60-42 since their 14-4 start.
     b.    The Nats fell to 1-1 on their six-game homestand.
     c.    The Nats lost for just the seventh time in 28 games.

2.    The Nats totaled just five hits and no walks and went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.

     a.    Right fielder/left fielder Michael Morse went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
     b.    Center fielder/right fielder Jayson Werth went 0-for-4.
     c.    Shortstop Ian Desmond went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and committed an error (13).
     d.    Rookie left fielder Tyler Moore went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

3.    Positives from the loss:

     a.    Starter Edwin Jackson allowed two runs in seven innings, recording 11 strikeouts.
          i.    Jackson fell to 7-8 with a 3.69 ERA over 23 starts this season.
     b.    Reliever Ryan Mattheus tossed 1 2/3 perfect innings, recording three strikeouts.
     c.    Reliever Michael Gonzalez faced two batters, allowing a single and recording a strikeout.
     d.    Second baseman Danny Espinosa had two singles.

4.    Injury/absence/roster update:

     a.    Catcher Wilson Ramos (torn right ACL and meniscus) is on the 60-day disabled list and is done for the season.
     b.    Rookie catcher Jhonatan (JAHN-uh-tihn) Solano (left oblique strain) is on the 15-day disabled list.
     c.    Catcher Carlos Maldonado (lower back strain) is on the 15-day disabled list.
     d.    Reliever Henry Rodriguez (lower back strain) is on the 15-day disabled list.
     e.    Reliever Chien-Ming Wang (right hip strain) is on the 15-day disabled list.
     f.     Reliever Cole Kimball (right shoulder surgery) is on the 60-day disabled list.
     g.    First baseman Chris Marrero (torn left hamstring) is on the 60-day disabled list.
     h.    Infielder/outfielder Mark DeRosa (left abdominal strain) is on the 15-day disabled list.



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