The Mets got a good start from Hisanori Takahashi through 5 innings. Unfortunately, he started the sixth inning and gave up 3 runs without getting an out. The bullpen was shaky, especially Bobby Parnell who gave up two hits in the ninth without getting an out. But Francisco Rodriguez made a nice recovery from yesterday’s meltdown to get the save without allowing a baserunner.
The Mets offense was all over Craig Stammen scoring 8 runs in the first four innings, 7 of them off Stammen. For the game they had 14 hits and 5 walks. Way too many baserunners for the Nationals to have a chance in this game. Angel Pagan had another big game going 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s. Ike Davis also hit his 10th homer off Stammen in the third.
The Mets leave Washington at 2-2 for the series and come home to face the Reds tomorrow.