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Taylor Jordan allowed one earned run in his major-league debut.
Hitting lowlight: As was the case Friday night, the Nationals were handcuffed by a Mets right-hander for most of the game. Unlike the previous night, they weren't able to flip the switch once they got into New York's bullpen. Gee continued his surprising mastery of the Washington lineup: In his career, he's now 6-1 with a 2.57 ERA against the Nats, 21-21 with a 4.46 ERA against everyone else. Not that there weren't chances. The Nationals put a man on base in each of the first seven innings. But only one scored: Roger Bernadina, on Kurt Suzuki's fourth-inning single. Otherwise, this lineup was once again silenced by less-than-dominant pitching.
Pitching highlight: Jordan probably had a few butterflies in his stomach when he took the mound for the first inning, and it showed when he walked David Wright and plunked Marlon Byrd. But the rookie also showed some nerves of steel, escaping that jam without suffering any damage and overall pitching a pretty good game given the situation. Jordan was done in by shaky defense more than anything, though he's still got some room for improvement. Showing a fastball that clocked anywhere from 91-94 mph, a slider and a changeup, the 24-year-old right-hander didn't miss very many bats during his 4 1/3 innings. He only struck out one New York hitter, which put more pressure on the Nationals defense to make plays behind him. Those guys in the field weren't up to the task on this day, so Jordan suffered as a result. But he certainly showed enough to warrant another look, which he's likely to get Thursday against the Brewers.
Key stat: Jordan became the 10th pitcher drafted and developed by the Nationals to start a big-league game for them. The others: John Lannan (2007), Ross Detwiler (2007), Jordan Zimmermann (2009), Marco Estrada (2009), Craig Stammen (2009), Stephen Strasburg (2010), Brad Peacock (2011), Tom Milone (2011), Nate Karns (2013).
Up next: The series wraps up at 1:10 p.m. Sunday when Gio Gonzalez takes the mound for the Nationals, hoping to get some run support against another right-handed Mets phenom: Zack Wheeler.