Nationals Vs. Mets: Jayson Werth, Ross Detwiler Pace Nationals To 6-2 Win

Jayson Werth records his first four-hit game as a National and Ross Detwiler pitches five shutout innings to put the Nationals above .500.

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Nationals Vs. Mets Recap: Ross Detwiler And Jayson Werth Lead Washington To 6-2 Win

The Washington Nationals took game two to even up their series with division foe New York on Tuesday night, getting a 6-2 win at Citi Field. The Nats' bats came alive against Mets' starter Dillon Lee the third time through the order, chasing Lee in the 6th and breaking it open. Ross Detwiler put in five scoreless innings of work and the bullpen kept the New York offense bottled up for their first loss of the season. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Nats and put them back above .500 at 3-2 in the first week of the season.

Ross Detwiler became the first Nationals' starter to get a win this year, pitching five innings, giving up only two hits and striking out six. It was an impressive performance from the Nats' fifth starter, who slammed the door on a first inning Mets threat and then handed it to the bullpen in the 6th. Craig Stammen and Tyler Clippard would each give up a run but the bullpen did not let New York string together a big inning. Brad Lidge came in and finished it off with two strikeouts in the bottom of the ninth.

On offense, it was Jayson Werth who went to work for Davey Johnson's club. Werth smoked one off the wall last night that would have been a homer in almost any other park, and he came back on Tuesday with a four-hit game. He hasn't had the best first week of the season but he has driven the ball in this series so far. He knocked in Ryan Zimmerman on two occasions on Tuesday. Werth also scored from second on a double-play ball behind him that was bobbled by second baseman Daniel Murphy.

In addition to Werth, Ian Desmond and Wilson Ramos also came up with big hits. Desmond led off the game with a homer to left that set the tone. Ramos hit a shot and doubled home Xavier Nady which closed the books on Lee and capped a three-run 6th inning.

The Nats will now go for the series win tomorrow with Stephen Strasburg on the hill. The game is scheduled for noon and the Mets will counter with their ace, Johan Santana.

For more on the two teams, head over to Washington Nationals blog Federal Baseballand New York Mets blog Amazin' Avenue. For more from around baseball, head over toBaseball Nation. To keep track of all rumors and happenings in the game, check out MLB Daily Dish.

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Michael Morse Injury Update: Nationals Slugger Out Indefinitely

Washington Nationals power hitter Michael Morse is going to be out of the lineup longer than originally expected after experiencing additional soreness from his spring training back injury. It was first reported that Morse would be place on the disabled list until the Nationals home opening game against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, but that will not happen.

Morse, who would have been eligible to return to the lineup as soon as today, is out indefinitely according to Michael Kilgore of the Washington Post.

Read more information about the Morse injury at the SB Nation DC story stream here. For more on the Nationals, go to the Federal Baseball blog.

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Nationals Vs. Mets: Danny Espinosa Says He's Fine, David Wright Scratched From Mets Lineup

Steve Lombardozzi is starting for the Nationals at second base tonight in place of Danny Espinosa, who was hit in the head by Ruben Tejada's elbow when the latter was running out a bunt in the ninth inning of Monday's 4-3 Washington loss. Espinosa told reporters Tuesday afternoon that his absence shouldn't be a long-term thing.

In other news from Citi Field ahead of tonight's game, Mets All-Star third baseman David Wright has been scratched from New York's line-up after jamming the little finger of his right hand.

Apparently the jammed finger was affecting Wright's ability to swing in Monday night's game.

For more on the two teams, head over to Washington Nationals blog Federal Baseball and New York Mets blog Amazin' Avenue. For more from around baseball, head over to Baseball Nation. To keep track of all rumors and happenings in the game, check out MLB Daily Dish.

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Nationals Vs. Mets: Ross Detwiler Tries To Stop Washington's Losing Streak

The Nationals look to snap a two game losing streak against the New York Mets on Tuesday. Can they get some offense to help Ross Detwiler in his season debut?

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