85132163RM001_NEW_YORK_YANKNationals Mets BaseballArmy Brigadier General Joe Anderson threw out the ceremonial first pitch of tonight's game at Citi Field, and just as it always does for the military everything unfolded exactly as planned for the home team from that moment forward.The Mets shocked and awed the Nationals into unconditional surrender by blasting through their front line starters and then crushing their reserves.After the contest, the defeated Nationals shuffled from the field in tatters, their heads bowed, weary, battered and bruised from the struggle, but ready to meet another day.OK it wasn't exactly like that.Met pitchers walked nine Nationals batters (particularly alarming was Bobby Parnell's line of 1/3 IP, 3 BB), tieing a team season high and causing acid reflux for Met fans, but ultimately closer Frankie Rodriguez coaxed Met killer Willie Harris to pop up to finish the game and record his thirteenth save.memdaynatcapmemdaymetcapjpgMajor League Baseball unveiled special Memorial Day red caps for all teams.   John Maine's served him well as he threw six competent innings, exiting with a four run lead.Nationals Mets BaseballsheffsuitTonight's was the third consecutive Met game to feature a video replay decision, and the third consecutive game in which the decision came out in the Mets' favor.   This time, the umpires emerged to signal home run and so Gary Sheffield was officially rewarded with his 4th home run of the season, and the 503rd of his career.   It was a 3-run shot which proved to be the difference in the game.godblessyou-1
C. Guzman ss5010002.344
N. Johnson 1b3010200.338
R. Zimmerman 3b4011112.346
A. Dunn lf4000105.277
A. Kearns rf5000025.213
W. Harris cf3110202.281
A. Hernandez 2b2000201.279
W. Nieves c3121101.304
J. Lannan p2000023.111
J. Colome p0000000.000
J. Maxwell ph1000011.167
D. Cabrera p0000000.000
J. Bergmann p0000000.000
J. Willingham ph1000012.213
K. Wells p0000000.000
2B - W Harris (5, J Maine).
RBI - W Nieves (6), R Zimmerman (35).
2-out RBI - W Nieves.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - W Harris 1, C Guzman 1, A Kearns 2, J Lannan 1.
Team LOB - 13.
Base Running
SB - W Harris (3, 2nd base off J Putz/O Santos).
Outfield assists - A Kearns (C Beltran at Home).
DP - 3 (A Hernandez-C Guzman-N Johnson, N Johnson, J Lannan-C Guzman-N Johnson).
NY Mets
A. Pagan rf2100201.261
L. Castillo 2b3120000.282
C. Beltran cf3121101.367
G. Sheffield lf3123102.277
F. Rodriguez p0000000.000
D. Wright 3b1100300.348
F. Tatis 1b4010015.276
O. Santos c4010002.269
R. Martinez ss3001011.077
J. Maine p2010000.222
D. Murphy ph1000001.246
B. Parnell p0000000.000
P. Feliciano p0000000.000
J.J. Putz p0000000.000
J. Reed ph-lf1000010.304
2B - C Beltran (15, J Lannan); L Castillo (3, J Lannan).
HR - G Sheffield (4, 6th inning off J Lannan 2 on, 0 Out).
S - L Castillo.
SF - R Martinez.
RBI - C Beltran (31), G Sheffield 3 (14), R Martinez (3).
2-out RBI - C Beltran.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - G Sheffield 1, F Tatis 2.
GIDP - O Santos, A Pagan.
Team LOB - 7.
J. Lannan (L, 2-4)5.08554014.11
J. Colome1.010001015.00
D. Cabrera0.20003005.85
J. Bergmann0.10000002.45
K. Wells1.00000206.00
NY Mets
J. Maine (W, 4-3)6.04113404.18
B. Parnell0.11113102.29
P. Feliciano (H, 6)0.10000002.45
J.J. Putz (H, 9)1.10002103.55
F. Rodriguez (S, 13)1.01001100.83
WP - D Cabrera.
Pitches-strikes - J Lannan 92-53; J Colome 14-9; D Cabrera 25-10; J Bergmann 4-3; K Wells 8-7; J Maine 98-60; R Parnell 25-9; P Feliciano 3-3; J Putz 29-16; F Rodriguez 23-13.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Lannan 8-5; J Colome 0-2; D Cabrera 1-1; J Bergmann 1-0; K Wells 1-0; J Maine 4-10; R Parnell 0-0; P Feliciano 0-1; J Putz 1-2; F Rodriguez 0-2.
Batters faced - J Lannan 23; J Colome 4; D Cabrera 5; J Bergmann 1; K Wells 3; J Maine 25; R Parnell 5; P Feliciano 1; J Putz 6; F Rodriguez 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Larry Vanover. 1B--Dan Iassogna. 2B--Sam Holbrook. 3B--Adrian Johnson.Time: 3:20.Attendance: 41,103.Weather: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.Wind: 8 mph, right to left.Box score courtesy Yahoo.com