Zimmerman, Fister lead Nats over Mets 1-0

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Ryan Zimmerman hit an RBI single in the
first inning and the Washington Nationals held on to beat the New York Mets
1-0 on Sunday, winning their four-game series.

Doug Fister (2-1) improved to 5-0 in five career starts against the Mets after
working into the seventh inning. He allowed five hits, no walks and struck out

The Nationals won three of the four games, improving to 17-2 in their last 19
at Citi Field. They have won five of their last six overall on the heels of a
six-game slide.

Dillon Gee (0-2) faced the Nationals for a 17th time in his career — his most
common opponent — and took the loss after giving up six hits and five walks.

The Mets dropped to 3-7 since their 13-3 start this season.

After Zimmerman drove in the only run with his hit in the first inning, he had
a home run taken away leading off the fourth when Mets left fielder Michael
Cuddyer leapt at the wall to catch it.

Gee had two strikeouts while pitching out of a jam in the fifth after giving
up a double to Denard Span and single to Yunel Escobar to put runners at the
corners with no outs.

He was pulled with the bases loaded and nobody out in the sixth inning after
issuing walks to Ian Desmond and Jose Lobaton around Danny Espinosa’s double
off Cuddyer’s glove in left field.

But Alex Torres came in to strike out Fister, Span and Escobar to get out of
the jam.

The Mets had just four hits — all singles — before Kevin Plawecki hit a one-
out double off the base of the left-field wall to chase Fister in the seventh
inning. Tanner Roark got the last two outs to preserve the lead.

Pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the eighth
for New York but was eventually stranded at second base.

Drew Storen threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his seventh save of the season.

Game Notes

Gee struck out five … Fister has given up just three earned runs, 31 hits
and three walks in 33 career innings against the Mets … The Nationals host
Miami on Monday to start a six-game homestand … The Mets start a two-game
series at home against Baltimore on Tuesday.