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Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Lose to Umpires, Mets 5-2

Published by on May 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

 

"I knew the fan got a hand on it, and I thought he reached below the orange line. Once they went to check it out, I knew they weren't going to give it to us."—John Lannan, May 25, 2009.
THE RESULT: A controversial home run call made a bad outing worse for Washington Nationals starter John Lannan, as the Nats fell to the New York Mets 5-2 in the first of a seven-day, six-game road trip at Citi Field before 41,103 Mets faithful. Lannan (L, 2-4, 4.11) was not his usual sharp self, giving up five earned runs on eight hits, and four walks over five innings. He only threw 53 of his 92 pitches for strikes. He came out for the sixth but couldn't record an out. Luis Castillo led off with a double for the Mets (24-20)...

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