Jayson Werth’s first inning homer off R.A. Dickey was all the Washington Nationals needed to snap the Mets’ 5-game winning streak — it provided all the runs scored in the game.  Dickey’s record drops to 5-9, while the team falls to 55-52.

The story of tonight’s game was Nats starter Yunesky Maya.  Jason Marquis was scheduled to start the game, but was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks shortly before game time.  That forced the Nats to call up Maya and throw him into tonight’s start.  Maya made the most of his opportunity, shutting the Mets out in his 5 1/3 innings of work.  He didn’t even allow a hit until the 4th inning.

 

And that's all it took...(Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

3 Up:

-R.A. Dickey: Yet another hard-luck loss, but pitched well after his mistake to Jayson Werth.  After the first, he tossed 5 shutout innings.

David Wright: Continues to rake since coming back from the DL.  He went 2-3 on the night and extended his hitting streak to 9 games.

Josh Thole: A 2-2 night, plus he threw out Ian Desmond trying to steal second in the 8th inning.

3 Down:

-The Top 3: Jose Reyes, Justin Turner, and Daniel Murphy combined to go 1-12 on the night.

-The Double-Play Ball: Angel Pagan and Lucas Duda grounded into double plays in the 6th and 7th innings, respectively, to kill potential rallies.

Willie Harris: Struck out looking in the 9th inning with the bases loaded to end the game.  To be fair, it was a wicked slider.  But it’s just another tough moment in a tough year for Harris thus far.

On Deck: Rubber game tomorrow, first pitch at 1:35 PM.

NYM Niese (10-8, 3.97 ERA) vs. WAS Zimmermann (6-9, 3.27 ERA)