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Mets-Nationals: Livan’s Strong Start Backed by Early Offense

Published by on June 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Mets offense exploded in the first inning this afternoon, scoring five runs before Livan Hernandez even threw a pitch. Hernandez took the ball and ran with it, shutting out the Nationals over seven innings in a 6—0 win at Nationals Park.

Rookie Fernando Martinez got the train rolling when he smoked a double to the deepest part of Nationals Park, which scored Alex Cora. Martinez moved to third on a groundout and David Wright walked.

Nationals starter Craig Stammen, who lacked control all afternoon, threw his first of two wild pitches while Wright was stealing second base. Martinez scored and made it 2-0.

Danny Murphy, who went 2-for-4, then singled in Wright and he was followed by a Ryan Church d...

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