Mets Game 150: Win Over Nationals

Mets 6 Nationals 2

NO ONE sweeps the Mets in THEIR HOUSE!

Those bad-boy gangstas from Flushing weren’t about to let some chumps from DC put them on blast …

John Maine won his first game since Custer’s Last Stand and the Mets offense exploded for four runs in the first three innings to hand the Nationals their 98th loss.

Maine went a full five frames, allowing no runs on two hits and a walk in an encouraging 75-pitch outing.

Daniel Murphy drove in two runs for the second straight game and six different Mets crossed the plate — four against starter and loser Garret Mock.


Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 from the leadoff spot but didn’t hit a triple. He did hit a double, though.

Wilson Valdez and Murphy DID hit triples though. Murphy also hit a double.

Maine’s fastball hung around 89-91 most of the time, and touched 92 a handful of times. His command wasn’t great but the Nats hitters were fairly aggressive. Lucky for John, the one spot he hits by default — up and in to righties / up and away to LH — is difficult to lay off and even harder to hit cleanly.

Next Mets Game

The Mets remain home to host the Braves for a three-game set beginning on Monday night at 7:10 PM. Pat Misch faces Derek Lowe.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Crystal Berra September 20, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    Good game by Maine, Pagan, Murphy, Valdez and Castillo. Two game win streak for the Mets!! Too bad they can’t always play the Nationals. LOL.


  2. sincekindergarten September 21, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    Well, they do play the Nats 18 times a season . . .