Quick Recap: Washington Nationals 12-0 Over New York Mets, Stephen Strasburg With 5.0 Scoreless.

Mar. 13, 2012; Melbourne, FL, USA; General view of Space Coast Stadium in the first inning during a spring training game between the Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

• 23-year-old 2009 no.1 overall pick Stephen Strasburg gave up a leadoff single by Ruben Tejada and a one-out single by Jason Bay in the top of the first, but the Washington Nationals' right-hander got a called strike three on Ike Davis and a line out to right from Vinny Rotino to complete a scoreless opening frame after 17 pitches, 12 of them strikes. Mets' right-hander Matt Harvey, a 2010 1st Rounder, taken seventh overall by New York, wasn't so lucky in his first inning of work.

The 22-year-old who pitched at Double-A in the Mets' system last season, posting a (5-3) record with a 4.53 ERA, a 3.23 FIP, 3.47 BB/9 and 9.65 K/9, had 4.0 scoreless innings in two Grapefruit League outings before this afternoon's start, but he gave up his first run of the Spring in his first AB when Ian Desmond took him deep to left for a wind-aided leadoff blast that put Washington up 1-0 early. Danny Espinosa and Ryan Zimmerman followed with back-to-back doubles, Zim's an RBI two-bagger to make it 2-0 before Jayson Werth's no-doubter to left made it 4-0 before Harvey recorded an out. Two-run HR for Werth. Roger Bernadina gets in on the fun two with a two-out solo blast off Harvey, 5-0 Nats. 10 batters come up for Washington in the first, Harvey throws 43 pitches before he gets out no.3...

• Strasburg retired the Mets in order on 16 pitches (unofficial count) in the second, leaving him at 33 pitches (22 strikes) after two innings pitched, then, after the Nats added three runs in the bottom of the frame to make it 8-0, the Nats' starter gave up an infield single by Mets' journeyman left-hander Justin Hampson (who replaced Harvey on the hill) and a double by Ruben Tejada to put two on with no one out in the third. After Danny Murphy flew out to center (with Roger Bernadina firing it in on a fly to catcher Jesus Flores to hold the runner at third), Strasburg hit Jason Bay in the hand to load the bases with one down before a 4-6-3 DP off Ike Davis' bat ended the Nats' right-hander's third scoreless frame. 17-pitch 3rd, 50 pitches, 33 strikes after 3.0 IP (acc to the Washington Times' Amanda Comak.) 8-0 Nats after two and a half...

• The Nationals added two runs in the bottom of the third with Danny Espinosa (3 for 3) singling to start the frame and then scoring after a Ryan Zimmerman single in the next at bat moved him to second and a one-out Mark DeRosa single brought him home. 9-0 Nats. Hampson, who's asked to do the yeoman's work after the Mets' starter flamed out in the first, loads the bases in the third and gives up an infield single by Roger Bernadina that plates the Nats' 10th run of the game. 10-0 Nationals after three. Strasburg gives up a leadoff single and a one-out walk in the Mets' fourth, before striking Mets' catcher Lucas May out looking and getting an inning-ending groundout from pinch hitter Matt Tuiasosopo to end the frame after another 22 pitches. 72 total after 4.0 IP.

• After a 1-2-3 12-pitch fifth Strasburg was at 84 pitches and done for the day. Strasburg's Line: 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 5 K's, 5/3 GO/FO, 84 P, 47 strikes. The Nationals added a run, 11-0, on a Roger Bernadina RBI single in the bottom of the fifth. The hit leaves the Shark 3 for 3 with a walk (that forced in a run) and 4 RBI's on the day. Chad Durbin threw a scoreless frame in the 6th, allowing one hit and loaded the bases with two down in the 7th before Ike Davis flew out to Jason Michaels on the warning track in left to end the inning. Tyler Clippard gives up a hit, but throws a scoreless eighth. Chad Tracy hits a PH HR off Mets' reliever Daniel Herrera, 12-0 Nats and Brad Lidge throws a quick 1-2-3 ninth to end the game. 12-0 Nationals. BOX SCORE.

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