Mets Vs. Nationals: Livan Hernandez Bows Out Of 2011 Season With 6-3 Loss

The veteran Cuban workhorse is now on the sidelines for the rest of the 2011 season as the Nationals take a look at their younger arms. Sunday's game might have been the last game Hernandez played in Nationals uniform.

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Pondering Washington Nationals Legacy Of Livan Hernandez

Nationals starter Livan Hernandez pitched his last game of 2011 on Sunday and perhaps his final inning as a member of the Washington Nationals. What will the Cuban's Washington legacy be?

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Mets Vs. Nationals Final: Nationals Can't Win It For Livan, Lose To Mets 6-3

The Washington Nationals dropped the Rubber Match game against the New York Mets 6-3 in the series finale on Sunday afternoon. It was Nationals starter Livan Hernandez's last start of 2011 and perhaps as a Nationals player and he did not help the odds of victory himself.

Hernandez pitched two solid innings before giving up a two-RBI single to Ruben Tejada in the third. The Nationals were able to take the lead in the third thanks to a Danny Espinosa and Wilson Ramos hitting RBI doubles and Chris Marrero hitting his first MLB RBI, a ground out that scored Rick Ankiel. Hernandez then fell apart in the sixth inning after Lucas Duda hit a solo home run. Hernandez ended up loading the bases before being pulled by manager Davey Johnson for Todd Coffey. Coffey would allow three of the inherited runners to score.

Hernandez's final line was five innings pitched, six runs on eight hits, one walk and one strike out. Hernandez no doubt wanted to go out guns ablazing, but unfortunately he blazed towards his 13th loss of the season.

The Nationals fall to 64-74 on the season.

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Mets Vs. Nationals Scores: Nationals Take 3-2 Lead Over Mets In Big Third Inning

If New York Mets outfielder Lucas Duda didn't make a "dud" of a play in the third inning, the score might be a little different Sunday, but the Washington Nationals capitalized and have taken a 3-2 lead over their NL East rivals at Nationals Park.

Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa launched a Mike Pelfry pitch deep into right field, but Duda made a bad read on it and the ball sailed just over his glove. The botched play allowed center fielder Jayson Werth to score and get the Nationals offense going. Holding onto a 2-1 lead in the same inning, first baseman Chris Marrero grounded out, but scored Rick Ankiel for Marrero's first Major League RBI. Later, catcher WIlson Ramos snuck a bullet down the third base line past a diving David Wright for a RBI double.

Starter Livan Hernandez, in his final start of the 2011 season, has so far done well going five innings, giving up two runs on four hits. He has walked one and struck out one.

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Mets Vs. Nationals: Livan Hernandez's Last Ride In 2011 Will Be A Rubber Match Game With Mets

The Nationals are in yet another rubber match with an NL East rival in the New York Mets. Of any major league franchise, the Nationals have had the most success against the boys from the Big Apple.

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