And he shall be Livan, and he shall be a good manLivan Hernandez was a good man for the New York Mets on the mound today, throwing 116 pitches over 7 shutout innings, ensuring that the 5 runs the Mets scored in the top of the 1st inning would hold up.   It was Hernandez' 6th quality start in 11 appearances.   Pedro Feliciano, Bobby Parnell and Francisco Rodriguez took care of the last 2 innings and the Mets defeated the Washington Nationals by a score of 7-0.The Mets spread the offense throughout the lineup and throughout the game with 11 hits, 2 each by David Wright, Daniel Murphy and Ryan Church.   They tacked on single runs in the 7th and 9th innings.Wild Pitch indeedThe Mets scored 2 of their 5 1st inning runs on wild pitches.   Nats pitchers threw 4 wild pitches overall.   Alex Cora lead off the 1st with a walk and scored on Fernando Martinez' double.   Martinez moved to 3rd on a Carlos Beltran groundout and scored on the first of starter Craig Stammen's 2 wild pitches.     Wright then walked, stole 2nd, and scored on a single by Murphy.   Church doubled Murphy to 3rd who then scored on Stammen's 2nd wild pitch.   Brian Schneider drove in Church with a sacrifice fly to round out the scoring.For three games anywayThe Mets wrapped up their road trip 2-4 and now head home for a 3 game series against the Philadelphia Phillies before making the grueling road trip to the Bronx to take on Satan The New York Yankees.Box score courtesy yahoo.com
NY Mets
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
A. Cora 2b421001112.297
F. Martinez lf521100001.200
C. Beltran cf501100001.342
D. Wright 3b312102010.345
D. Murphy 1b412101002.247
R. Church rf512000004.277
B. Schneider c301100000.219
W. Valdez ss400000203.200
L. Hernandez p301000001.130
J. Reed ph100000001.311
P. Feliciano p000000000.000
B. Parnell p000000000.000
F. Rodriguez p000000000.000
Totals377115043215
Batting
2B - F Martinez (4, C Stammen); R Church (8, C Stammen); D Wright (16, C Stammen); B Schneider (3, J Tavarez); C Beltran (18, M MacDougal).
SF - B Schneider.
RBI - F Martinez (5), D Murphy (19), B Schneider (5), D Wright (34), C Beltran (33).
2-out RBI - D Wright.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Church 2, L Hernandez 1, D Murphy 1.
GIDP - D Murphy.
Team LOB - 8.
Base Running
SB - D Wright (14, 2nd base off C Stammen/J Bard), A Cora (4, 2nd base off J Colome/J Bard).
Fielding
DP - 2 (D Murphy-W Valdez-D Murphy, W Valdez-A Cora-D Murphy).
Washington
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
C. Guzman ss401000101.326
N. Johnson 1b400000201.325
R. Zimmerman 3b301001001.320
A. Dunn lf302001000.264
E. Dukes cf400000005.269
A. Kearns rf300001203.214
J. Bard c100003000.211
A. Hernandez 2b400000105.262
C. Stammen p100000000.167
A. Gonzalez ph101000000.295
J. Colome p000000000.000
W. Harris ph100000000.256
J. Tavarez p000000000.000
M. MacDougal p000000000.000
R. Belliard ph100000001.173
Totals30050066017
Batting
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Hernandez 2, E Dukes 1.
GIDP - C Guzman, A Kearns.
Team LOB - 9.
Fielding
E - M MacDougal (1, catch).
DP - 1 (N Johnson-C Guzman-M MacDougal).
NY Mets
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
L. Hernandez (W, 5-1)7.04004401.403.88
P. Feliciano0.21001100.912.35
B. Parnell0.10000001.571.96
F. Rodriguez1.00001100.980.68
Washington
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
C. Stammen (L, 0-2)5.06552201.346.45
J. Colome2.03111102.147.71
J. Tavarez1.01000001.555.06
M. MacDougal1.01101001.360.00
WP - C Stammen 2, J Colome 2.
Pitches-strikes - L Hernandez 116-70; P Feliciano 21-11; R Parnell 4-2; F Rodriguez 16-7; C Stammen 87-49; J Colome 36-20; J Tavarez 7-5; M MacDougal 11-7.
Ground balls-fly balls - L Hernandez 8-9; P Feliciano 0-1; R Parnell 0-1; F Rodriguez 1-1; C Stammen 6-7; J Colome 3-2; J Tavarez 2-1; M MacDougal 2-1.
Batters faced - L Hernandez 27; P Feliciano 4; R Parnell 1; F Rodriguez 4; C Stammen 23; J Colome 10; J Tavarez 4; M MacDougal 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Derryl Cousins. 1B--D.J. Reyburn. 2B--Jim Joyce. 3B--Brian Runge.Time: 2:48.Attendance: 31,841.Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.Wind: 7 mph, in from right.