Remebering Mets History (2012): Daniel Murphy's Walk Off Single Beats Nats As Mets Start Out 5-0

Monday April 9th 2012: Terry Collins Mets got off to a good start in 2012 going 4-0 through the first four.

Today they hosted former Mets World Champion Manager Davey Johnson's Washington Nationals (2-2).

A crowd of 23,970 came out on a chilly night at Citi Field as Mike Pelfrey took on Edwin Jackson.

Starting Lineups

In the 1st, Pelfrey surrendered three straight singles giving the Nats a 1-0 lead. In the 3rd, Ian Desmond singled Ryan Zimmerman doubled making it 2-0 & Adam LaRoche singled making it 3-0.

In the 3rd Pelfrey helped his own cause with a lead off double. David Wright brought him in with a base hit. In the 4th Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two run HR to tie up the game at three.

Miguel Batista got out of a 6th inning jam, Ramon Ramirez &  Jon Rauch got the Mets to the 9th inning, as did the Nats pen. Henry Rodriguez came on for the save, but got into trouble right away.

Mike Baxter drew a walk, then Ruben Tejada reached on an error. It was then Daniel Murphy who came through with the walk off  single to right field. The Mets won it 4-3 to start out the season 5-0.


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