Nationals in Comeback Over Mets

first_imgWASHINGTON  — Michael Taylor had a tying two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning, Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI double and the Washington Nationals rallied from three runs down to beat the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday.In danger of having their lead over the Mets in the NL East cut to one game, Taylor drove in the Nationals’ first run in the fourth with a single off Noah Syndergaard to make it 3-1.After a wild pitch from Bobby Parnell (1-1) put runners on second and third in the eighth, Taylor ripped a full-count fastball to left to tie it. Taylor then stole second base before Espinosa put Washington in position to take two of three from the Mets and open a three-game lead in the division.Drew Storen struck out the side in the ninth for his 29th save. Matt Thornton (1-0) pitched the eighth for the win.Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run double and Kevin Plawecki an RBI single in the fourth to give the Mets a 3-0 lead against Jordan Zimmermann.Zimmermann allowed seven hits and three runs in seven innings. He struck out six without a walk.The Nationals got one back in the bottom half, when Ian Desmond, who reached base all four times, singled and scored on Taylor’s two-out hit.Washington still stranded 10 runners from the second through the seventh innings.Syndergaard gave up five hits and a run in five innings. He walked five and struck out four.TRAINER’S ROOMMets: LF Michael Cuddyer (left knee) didn’t start for a third straight day. “The only way it’s really going to get better is with long-term rest,” manager Terry Collins said. Cuddyer pinch hit in the ninth Tuesday. He walked and scored.Nationals: 3B Yunel Escobar appeared to injure his left wrist swinging the bat in the second inning. He stayed in the game for one more pitch then took himself out. He was replaced by Dan Uggla. . RHP Stephen Strasburg, out since straining his left oblique on July 4, is set to throw batting practice Friday. . OF Jayson Werth, sidelined since May 15 with a broken left wrist, played nine innings in a rehab game Tuesday. INF Anthony Rendon, out since June 24 with a strained quadriceps, had five rehab at-bats Tuesday. . An MRI of David Carpenter’s injured right shoulder was negative, but the reliever had an anti-inflammatory injection that will keep him from throwing for two or three days. He went on the disabled list on July 17.UP NEXTMets: RHP Bartolo Colon (9-8, 4.86 ERA) opens a four-game series Thursday against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Colon is 0-3 with a 4.68 ERA in three starts in July.Nationals: LHP Doug Fister (3-5, 4.30) starts the opener of a four-game series at Pittsburgh Thursday. Fister is 1-4 with a 4.29 ERA since returning from a forearm injury on June 18.DAVID ELFIN TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Man Utd’s Wilson signs for Sheff Utd on loan

first_imgTransfers Man Utd’s Wilson joins Sheffield United on loan Goal Last updated 1 year ago 00:23 1/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) James Wilson Manchester United Hull City EPL 05062014 Getty Images Transfers Sheffield United Manchester United v Stoke City Manchester United Stoke City Premier League Having already spent time at Brighton and Derby, Wilson returns to the Championship for the third time with one of the league’s promotion hopefuls Manchester United striker James Wilson is gearing up for yet another loan switch after agreeing to spend the rest of the season at Sheffield United. Wilson, 22, has bounced back from a serious knee injury suffered in 2016 to star for the Red Devils’ Under-23 side. And he will now have the chance to prove himself in the Championship with the Blades.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Manchester United striker James Wilson has joined Championship side Sheffield United on loan for the remainder of the 2017/18 season,” the club confirmed on their official website. “The English centre-forward came through the ranks of the Academy and famously scored twice on his first-team debut, under the interim management of Ryan Giggs against Hull City in May 2014, before going on to net two more goals during Louis van Gaal’s spell as manager.”This will be Wilson’s third loan spell in the Championship, after bagging five goals in 27 appearances at Brighton & Hove Albion during the 2015/16 season, prior to his spell at Derby being cut short by the aforementioned injury.”Blades boss Chris Wilder, meanwhile, is confident that Wilson can boost a side that are currently seventh in the Championship and aiming for promotion after going up from League One last term.“James has a fantastic pedigree having come through the ranks at Manchester United and importantly has some good Championship experience,” Wilder told the official Sheffield United website.“He says he is raring to go and is the fittest he has ever been, so couple that with his undoubted ability and desire to impress, than I’m sure he will improve the group.”last_img read more