New York Mets starting pitcher Pat Misch set a career high for strikeouts in a game recording 10 in 8 innings. First baseman Ike Davis gave Misch and the Mets a 1-0 lead in the 4th inning with one Schwing! of the bat when he launched the 19th home run of his rookie season off of Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann. But Mike Morse took a good schwing himself and tied the game with a solo homer of his own, his 14th, in the 7th inning. After Misch left in the 8th it became a battle of the bullpens and it stayed that way until one final schwing by Josh Thole who hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 10th, his 3rd of the season, to end it. Hisanori Takahashi (10-6) picked up the win in relief. Final score Mets 2, Nationals 1.