The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Friday night in D.C. The Mets offense tacked on early on a David Wright three-run homer and they never looked back. R.A. Dickey pitched six innings allowing three runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out one batter for his seventh win. The Mets have now won six of their last seven games and are only two games under .500. 

Which of these outfielders will be around in 2012?

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My Reaction:

 The Mets offense exploded early tonight. David Wright started it off by launching a three-run bomb to left centerfield in the first inning. Nick Evans followed with a solo shot of his own in the second inning for his third of the season. In the third inning, Angel Pagan singled in two runs give them a 6-1 lead. Lucas Duda capped the night off by lifting a solo home run in the seventh inning. Maybe they can keep this going throughout labor day weekend. 

Relievers Josh Stinson and Daniel Herrera made their Mets debut tonight. They both looked very solid coming out of the bullpen. It’ll be interesting to watch these kids pitch in September to decide if they can compete for a bullpen spot in 2012. By the way, Herrera is 5’6″. He’s shorter than most shortstops. 

Interesting Facts:

  • Josh Stinson made his major league debut pitching a scoreless inning and two thirds. 
  • The Mets bullpen struck out six Nationals hitters in four innings of relief. 
  • David Wright is batting .526 (10 for 19) during his current six-game hitting streak. 

What’s Next?: The New York Mets look to take the series against the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. Game Time 7:05 PM on SNY. 

NYM Dillon Gee (12-5) 4.24 ERA vs. WAS Tom Milone (12-6) 3.22 ERA***

*** means stats at the Triple-A level