Roger Bernadina is the new Willie Harris.
The top of the order - Jose Reyes, Alex Cora and Jose Reyes – combined for five hits, two runs and three RBI.
Takahashi > Feliciano > Nieve. Seems to be the progression Jerry is going to go with until one of their arms falls off. So far, though, it’s working.
Mike Pelfrey’s start. He struck out the side in the first, then got into a jam in the second. With the bases loaded, he notched two more outs via strikeouts before opposing pitcher Craig Stammen knocked in two with a single.
119 pitches. Pelfrey was allowed to match his career high pitch count. Too bad it only got him 5 2/3 innings.
Pelfrey also singled in a run in the second inning.
David Wright walked twice.
The Bad & Ugly
Roger Bernadina. R-Ber hit his first major league home run in the fourth inning, a solo shot. He then went yard again, off Francisco Rodriguez, in the 9th inning for the go-ahead runs. And in the field, he made a three-run saving catch, diving for a ball off the bat of Jeff Francoeur.
Stammen, the Nats pitcher, went 2-3 with three RBI. Yup.
The Mets are now 0-6 in rubber games in 2010.
Tyler Clippard, at 7-1, now leads the majors in wins. He’s a reliever.
Matt Capps leads the majors in saves, with 14.
Unfortunately, Roger Bernadina.
The Mets travel to sunny and warm Miami for their first time this season. A 7 p.m. game.