In a rain delayed game, the Mets offense was delayed by Tom Gorzelanny and the Nats pitchers for much of the night. Although the Mets did get on the board first and early on a Justin Turner RBI single in the 2nd inning the offense was stiffiled by Nats pitching until the 8th inning.
Down 2-1 Daniel Murphy came up with one of the biggest hits of the young Mets season. A solo shot to RF to tie the game, one hitter after a controversial “over-slide” from Jose Reyes at 3B.
Not to be denied the Nats took the lead again in the 9th yet the come back kids struck for 4 runs in the 9th inning. Much of the rally started by the Mets perfecting NL small ball tactics before blowing the inning open.
1.Jason Bay singles on a ground ball to second baseman Danny Espinosa.
2.Ike Davis singles on a line drive to left fielder Roger Bernadina. Jason Bay to 2nd.
3. Willie Harris singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Sean Burnett. Jason Bay to 3rd. Ike Davis to 2nd.
4.Chin-lung Hu out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Jayson Werth. Jason Bay scores. Ike Davis to 3rd. Willie Harris to 2nd.
5.Josh Thole grounds out, shortstop Brian Bixler to first baseman Alex Cora. Ike Davis scores. Willie Harris to 3rd.
6.Sean Burnett intentionally walks Jose Reyes.
7.Daniel Murphy doubles (6) on a line drive to right fielder Jayson Werth. Willie Harris scores. Jose Reyes scores.
Wright would go on to strike out to end the inning. Krod would nail down the 9th after giving up a one out double to register his 6th save. The win would go to Beato who was the lucky man after giving up the go ahead run in the bottom of the 8th inning only to see the Mets battle back to take the lead while he was pitcher of record.
Dickey was his normal self again tonight. 6.2 innings 8 hits 2 runs, 3 K’s and only 1 walk lowering his season ERA to 3.82.
Tomorrow the Mets finish up the series in Washington with a 7:00 game featuring Mets former # 5 and Nats current #1 Livan Hernandez vs Mets current #5 Chris Capuano. Capuano is coming off a very solid start where he pitched 7 innings of 1 run ball.