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Johan Santana was Cy Young dominant for much of the Mets' 4-3 win over the lowly Nationals at Citi Field.
It didn't matter the win came over the worst team in the major leagues, a motley collection bringing up the rear of the NL East that came in winless in six road games.
The Mets' struggles with runners in scoring position were even more inexcusable considering they came against the imminently hittable Scott Olsen (0-3).
There was no way Santana was going to let the lowly Nationals beat him last night at Citi Field.
They turned to Santana against the anemic Washington Nationals, and they got the result they needed.
The Mets (7-9) needed to stop their early-season bleeding and the Nationals (3-12) seemed happy to oblige them.
I don't know...when you're 3-12 it's kinda hard to be too offended by this stuff. The NY media doesn't need to make excuses for a 3-12 team from another city.
You would think that the Lerners would be tired of these headlines. All of the media stories about the dysfunctional Nationals have to reflect poorly on all of their business enterprises. But then again Donald Trump continues to wear an orange skunk as a toupee, so maybe real estate people have different standards.
I don't know...when you're 3-12 it's kinda hard to be too offended by this stuff.
the anemic Washington Nationals
They called us lowly?! Oh, that's it. It's on like Donkey Kong.
Have you got a better adjective to describe us?
PATHETIC NATS NO MATCH
Then again, Pelfrey didn't need to be anywhere near great with the Mets matched up against the comically inept Nationals yesterday.
Feasting on a seemingly endless stream of Washington miscues, the Mets rode Pelfrey's solid pitching and the red-hot bat of Carlos Beltran to a 8-2 win on a sun-splashed afternoon at Citi Field.
Throwing the ball all over the park, the Nationals committed three errors that led to four Met runs as the Amazin's won their second straight from the major's worst team after a four-game skid.
The blizzard of Washington mistakes overshadowed a pivotal start by Pelfrey, who along with the rest of the Mets starters not named Johan Santana had been put on notice this week by Manuel.
Pelfrey was able to get through it thanks to sensational defense behind him and a bumbling opponent that couldn't get out of its own way at the plate or in the field.
It's easy to see why the 3-13 Nationals' season is already all but dead and buried just three weeks into the season.
From swinging at first pitches to Elijah Dukes letting a fly ball nearly hit him in the head to balls being flung wildly everywhere, Washington was easy pickings.
NO, the Nationals do not have many ma jor-league quality players in approach or ability,
Elijah Dukes gave another anti-fielding clinic yesterday, misplaying David Wright's two-out fly in the first inning that led to three Mets runs, a rally ignited by Beltran.
Dukes' error is the kind of play that sucks the life out of a team, and that's what is happening with the Nationals.
Pelfrey’s sinker made a triumphant return in an 8-2 victory against a sloppy Washington bunch that all but played bugles in announcing why it has the worst record in baseball.
Washington’s miscues and mishaps occurred on the warning track, where center fielder Elijah Dukes misplayed Wright’s first-inning fly ball into a two-base error, and in front of the plate, where catcher Wil Nieves threw the ball into center field. They were committed by the 6-foot-9 pitcher Daniel Cabrera, who ran three-ball counts to 10 of his 19 batters, and by the 5-9 second baseman Anderson Hernandez, who was doubled off first base by Daniel Murphy on a fly ball to left.
“That’s the difference in the game today,” Wright said. “We were crisp, and they gave us a few extra outs. That’s kind of what we did when we struggled. We gave the team extra outs, and they made us pay. That’s what we did to them today.”
When Carlos Beltran once lost a ball in the same sun, ex-Met Mike Cameron noted, "The sun has been there for 500, 600 years."
I saw this posted on the MLB board and thought it was appropriate.When Carlos Beltran once lost a ball in the same sun, ex-Met Mike Cameron noted, "The sun has been there for 500, 600 years."
So much for Carl Sagan's "billions and billions" theory.
One was my City Councilman
I told him the statues were an abomination and they should look into having the Smithsonian take them as a donation.
DCFan: Oops, I posted the Daily News article on the MLB board and stole your header, won't happen again.
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