Stammen's first win, hit helps Nats top Mets
NEW YORK (AP) - Craig Stammen got his first win and hit in more than a year, scoring the go-ahead run on Ryan Zimmerman's seventh-inning single to lead the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets 3-2 Tuesday night before another sparse crowd at Citi Field.
Stammen (1-1) entered in the sixth with two on, then got three straight outs to escape the trouble. Stammen then singled off Dale Thayer (0-2) leading off seventh - a .217 hitter coming in, Stammen had not gotten a hit since July 30 last year.
Ian Desmond singled him to second with one out, Rick Ankiel advanced Stammen by grounding into a forceout against Tim Bydak, and Zimmerman lined a single to left off Bobby Parnell.