Mets 6, Nationals 3

Posted: April 27, 2011 in Mets

The Mets won their sixth in a row tonight with a well-earned 6-3 victory over the Washington Nationals.
The win moved the Mets out of the NL East cellar for the first time since the first week of the season and moved them within two games of the break-even mark.
Tonight’s win was a true team effort, as just about everybody chipped in, even little-used subs like Chin-Lung Hu, who delivered the game-tying sacrifice fly in the Mets’ four-run ninth.
Daniel Murphy didn’t start the game, but boy did he finish. After the Mets were blatantly ripped off by a horrendous call by the third-base umpire on Jose Reyes’ should-have-been triple, Murphy stepped up and lashed a pinch-hit homer off reliever Tyler Clippard. Murphy ripped a two-run double in the ninth off lefty Sean Burnett (further proving he should be starting every day, no matter who is on the mound) to cap the late outburst, making a winner of rookie Pedro Beato (1-0), giving him his first-ever win in the bigs.
The Mets played some sloppy D in the eighth to give the Nats the lead, but give them credit for fighting back, as they did throughout this one. The Mets (11-13) go for the sweep tomorrow night with Chris Capuano taking on Livan “How the hell am I still in the league” Hernandez. Would be nice to complete the sweep and head into Philly with tons of momentum.

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