After 32 Scoreless Innings, Nats Whip Mets 15-0
The Washington Nationals had been held scoreless for 32-consecutive innings before erupting for 15-runs in the final innings of their three game series with the New York Mets on Sunday.
Washington's Ryan Zimmerman had clubbed a two-run walk-off homer in the Nats' 8-7 win on Wednesday. The Nationals were shutout in three straight games since - including a pair of 3-0 losses to the Mets on Friday and Saturday - before they scratched across a run with an RBI ground-out in the sixth inning of Sunday's game to take a 1-0 lead.
Still with a 1-0 lead in eighth, Washington put up an 8-spot - their largest single inning total thus far this season - then scored six more times in the ninth.
Bryce Harper and Mark Reynolds - neither of whom were in Sunday's starting lineup - came off the bench to go a combined 3-for-4 with seven RBI's and four runs scored.
Paul Sewald was charged with five earned runs in just one-third of an inning of work. Corey Oswalt was later battered around in the ninth, yielding six earned run and six hits in a dreadful ninth inning.
Mets starter Steven Matz did put forth a solid outing but was dealt the loss to fall to 5-11. He got no run support while tossing seven innings of five-hit, one-run ball; he also struck out seven and walked just one before New York's bullpen disaster.