Willie Harris hit a 2-run tiebreaking single as part of a 4-run 6th to rally the Mets past the Nats.  The Mets now move to 68-70 on the season.

Mike Pelfrey struggled through his 4 1/3 innings of work (3 runs allowed), but the Mets were able to tag Livan Hernandez with the loss (in what looks to be his last start as a Nat).  While they are using this part of the season to see what they have for their future, it’s encouraging to see that these games aren’t being mailed in (8-2 over their last 10).  Young guys like Lucas Duda (smacked his 9th homer of the year) and Ruben Tejada (2 RBI’s on a hit) are taking the stage now to make their case for playing time in 2012.

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3 Up:

Ryota Igarashi: Earned his first win of the year by bailing Pelfrey out and stranding all 3 of his baserunners.

-Joshua Satin: Got his first major league hit.

-Willie Harris: Been a tough year for him, but it’s good to see him get a big hit against his former club.

3 Down:

-Mike Pelfrey: Has 1 quality start in his last 6 starts.

Ike Davis: It’s reported that next week he will be further examined to determine whether or not he’ll undergo surgery.  I still can’t believe this came from a routine pop-up.

-No More Negatives:  The Mets won a series, the kids played well, Bobby Parnell bounced back for his 5th save…what more could you ask for?

On Deck: Mets travel to Florida to take on the Marlins.

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