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Mets Blow Lead In Ninth To Nats

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Mets Blow Lead In Ninth To Nats

(Washington, DC)  —  Adam LaRoche came through with an RBI single and Stephen Lombardozzi had an RBI sac fly, as the Nationals erased a one-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth to come away with a 3-2 win over the Mets.  Jordan Zimmermann pitched eight strong innings, allowing two runs and four hits while striking out four.  Reliever Tyler Clippard earned his fourth win.  Ian Desmond was 2-for-4 with a solo homer as Washington got back to .500 at 29-and-29.  New York took the lead in the fifth inning on a two-run triple by Omar Quintanilla.  Closer Bobby Parnell took the loss and blew his third save.  The Mets have dropped four in-a-row.