Mets 8, Nats 2

Posted: April 9, 2010 in Mets

The Mets rolled to an 8-2 win over the Washington Nationals tonight behind a strong pitching performance from Mike Pelfrey and big games from Jeff Francouer and Rod Barajas at the plate.
Pelfrey worked six innings, allowing two runs and four hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Francoeur and Barajas each blasted a pair of homers, and David Wright added two hits, an RBI and a run.
As maligned as the pitching staff has been, the Mets now have three quality starts out of four. And the bullpen has delivered in the last two games, tossing six shutout innings.
Better yet, Jose Reyes returns to the lineup tomorrow, meaning young Ruben Tejada will likely be sent down. Tejada played shortstop tonight, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. His hit was the first of his big-league career, so at least he won’t go back to the minors with a .000 lifetime average.
These teams meet again tomorrow afternoon with Oliver Perez opposing John Lannan.

  1. gravediggerhebner says:

    I think my normal trepidation over an Ollie Perez start will be tempered by the return of Jose, at least in part.

    I notice a few posts ago you mentioned seeing Garza in person. I am very happy to have drafted him for my one of my fantasy teams, I’m hoping for a breakout year.

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