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Perez pinned with loss
Nationals 4, Mets 3
Oliver Perez has now gone two straight starts without issuing a walk. (Nick Wass/AP)
Oliver Perez delivered his second straight solid start, but he was on the losing end on Friday in the series opener against the Nationals. Perez struck out nine over seven innings. The Mets had 11 hits but stranded nine runners on the night.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 27, 2007
NYM
NY Mets (13-8)
Lost 2
Washington 4, NY Mets 3   WSH
Washington (8-15)
Won 2
April 27, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0   3 11 0
Washington
3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X   4 8 0
Standings thru 4/27/07  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Nationals Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS5110013.348
Lo Duca, C4011000.239
Beltran, CF5010001.330
Delgado, 1B4110012.195
Wright, 3B3110101.266
Alou, LF4031000.397
Green, RF4020003.358
Valentin, 2B4011004.279
Perez, P3000025.200
  a-Franco, PH1000001.200
  Smith, P0000000.000
Totals3731131420 

a-Flied out for Perez in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Reyes (7, Chico), Wright (4, Rauch), Alou (5, Rauch).
TB: Reyes 2; Lo Duca; Beltran; Delgado; Wright 2; Alou 4; Green 2; Valentin.
RBI: Lo Duca (7), Valentin (13), Alou (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Perez; Reyes 2; Franco.
SF: Lo Duca.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reyes (13, 3rd base off Chico/Schneider).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Alou (Church at 2nd base).

 
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lopez, SS4000032.287
Belliard, 2B4110000.276
Zimmerman, 3B4010011.245
Young, 1B3220011.275
  Fick, 1B0000100.143
Kearns, RF4113013.287
Church, CF3011000.293
Restovich, LF3000030.200
  Snelling, LF0000000.222
Schneider, C3010010.194
Chico, P2010000.125
  Rivera, P0000000.000
  a-Jimenez, PH1000011.071
  Rauch, P0000000.000
  Cordero, P0000000.000
Totals314841118 

a-Struck out for Rivera in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Young (8, Perez).
HR: Kearns (2, 1st inning off Perez, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Belliard; Zimmerman; Young 3; Kearns 4; Church; Schneider; Chico.
RBI: Kearns 3 (6), Church (12).
2-out RBI: Kearns 3; Church.
Team LOB: 4.

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perez (L, 2-2)7.08440913.86
Smith 1.00001200.00
 
WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chico (W, 2-2)5.19221305.70
Rivera (H, 2)1.20000101.08
Rauch (H, 6)1.02110006.23
Cordero (S, 3)1.00000004.76

Pitches-strikes: Perez 120-81, Smith 18-9, Chico 98-67, Rivera 19-12, Rauch 22-15, Cordero 14-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Perez 6-5, Smith 1-0, Chico 3-10, Rivera 2-2, Rauch 0-3, Cordero 0-3.
Batters faced: Perez 28, Smith 4, Chico 26, Rivera 5, Rauch 5, Cordero 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rivera 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 67 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 2:47.
Att: 21,662.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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