The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Tuesday night. Great pitching and clutch hitting earned the Mets a nice victory in the nation’s capital. They look to win the series tomorrow afternoon at Nationals Park.

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Initial Reaction:

Dillon Gee made his major league debut against Yuneski Maya in the middle game of the three-game set. The story was all Gee tonight as he brought the “wow” factor to the mound. Both starters made their first career start, but Maya gave up three quick runs to his opponent.

That opponent–Ike Davis–was the star of the night. He provided three of the Mets four runs, and took the pressure off Dillon Gee before he even took the mound. Gee also drove in a run to give himself a 4-0 lead in the second inning.

Gee looked very impressive, pitching to both sides of the plate, and letting his defense make plays behind him. The strategy gave him five scoreless innings to start the game. I’m definitely anxious to see how he performs next time out.

Positives From The Game:

I Like Ike: He put the Mets up 3-0 in the top of the first inning with a three-run home run. Ike Davis was 2 for 3 on the night, and is now 10 for 20 in his last six games with seven walks against three strikeouts.

Gee: In his major league debut, Dillon Gee took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He pitched seven innings, allowing one run on two hits and three walks while striking out four in his first career win. He made one mistake all night letting Willie Harris launch a misplaced fastball over the right field fence.

Negatives From The Game:

None

Interesting Facts:

4: Saves for Hisanori Takahashi

18: Home runs for Ike Davis, which is second-most among rookies in the majors

75: Appearances for Pedro Feliciano

What’s Next?: The New York Mets look to take the rubber game of the series against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday afternoon. Game Time 12:35 PM on SNY.

NYM R.A. Dickey (9-6) 2.91 ERA vs. WAS Livan Hernandez (9-10) 3.81 ERA