7,640: 8th inning errors lift Nats over Mets 4-3

Error Fest in DC

A pair of eighth-inning errors let the Washington Nationals slip by the New York Mets 4-3 in D.C.

First Anderson Hernandez tossed an errant ball on a double-play ball. Then on another double-play ball, Luis Castillo threw the relay into the Nats’ dugout to let the go-ahead run score.

Mets’ starter Mike Pelfrey lost his no-hitter with two outs in the third by giving up a fourth-inning bloop single to opposing pitcher J.D. Martin, bumping our NoNoHitters.com count up to 7,640 New York Mets games without a no-no.

He had made an amazing play on the previous batter, fielding a Will Nieves dribbler down the third-base line and throwing to Daniel Murphy, who made a great stretch for the put-out.

The Mets got their first run in the first when Carlos Beltran walked with the bases loaded, and they added two more in the second on an Angel Pagan single and a David Wright double.

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