After winning the first two games of the series, the Mets (11-14) fell to the Nationals (11-13) in D.C., by a score of 4-3.
Chris Capuano picks up the loss dropping to 2-2 on the year. He threw 5.2 innings giving up 4 earned runs.
Willie Harris got the start in center today for the Mets. Harris is hitting just .195 in his last 18 games, and went 0-4 today, including his 9th inning strikeout with the tying runner in scoring position. Daniel Murphy, David Wright and Jason Bay also went 0-4 on the day.
And he shall be Livan: Livan Hernandez picked up his third win of the season going 8 strong innings giving up just the three Met runs. Livan Hernandez was the first pitcher to pitch for the Washington Nationals, and currently leads the franchise in victories.
HU can steal? Chin Lung Hu apparently has the ability to steal a bag in the 9th inning, yet Jose Reyes gets gunned out by 10 feet. Reyes has been hesitant to steal late in the game. Yet in the seventh inning he attempted to steal, but was shot. Reyes is now 8/10 on the year in stolen base attempts.
We Believe in Comebacks: Although “we believe in comebacks” was the 2010 Mets team promotional motto, they failed to win a game trailing by a run or more in the ninth on the road all of last season. They did so last night, and put up a good fight tonight, with the tying run in scoring position.
Ike Davis extended his consecutive game hit streak to 10 games. Davis went 2-4 with an RBI.
Next Stop: Mets open 3 game series tomorrow against the Phillies at Citizens bank ballpark. Tomorrow Mike Pelfrey (1-2) looks to improve his 7.23 ERA against Vance Worley in his first start of 2011.