Game in a nutshell: Whatever momentum Dan Haren had going over the past few weeks came to a screeching halt on Saturday night, as the veteran lasted just 2 2/3 innings an a lopsided loss for the Nats.
Haren struggled early his last time out in Kansas City, but recovered to give his team a chance.
This time he couldn’t seem to get anyone out and finished with his worst start of the 2013 season. While Haren was terrible, Mets rookie Zack Wheeler baffled the Nats’ lineup through 6 2/3 innings.
The Nats finally got some runs off him in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Jayson Werth and an RBI single by Ian Desmond.
But overall, through a hot and muggy night at Nationals Park, it was all Wheeler and the Mets.
New York got three more in the top of the eighth off Ryan Mattheus to put this one on ice and complete a disastrous evening for the Nats.
Haren picked a bad time to lay an egg as the Nats have now lost two straight games.