Game 138 Recap: Mets Bounce Back Against Nationals, 6-3

After a terrible, late-inning loss the game before, the Mets pulled themselves up by their boot straps, and went to work. The Mets offense collected eleven hits and six runs. In fact, every player in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit (including Mike Pelfrey).

While Pelf went 1-1 at the plate, he couldn’t quite duplicate his success on the mound. Pelfrey hurled 4.6 innings, giving-up five hits, three earned-runs, five walks, and three strikeouts. Despite the mediocre outing, the Mets bullpen were fortunately much more dominant. Ryota Igarashi, Josh Stinson, Jason Isringhausen, and Bobby Parnell combined for 4.3 scoreless innings. While Parnell blew the game before, he settled down for his fifth save last night.

The bullpen did a great job of limiting further damage, but the Mets offense provided enough thunder to snag the win. Ruben Tejada and Willie Harris collected two RBI each, and Lucas Duda smacked his ninth homerun. Aside from Duda’s dinger, the rest of the Mets hits (eleven total) were singles. In addition, for those counting out there, it was Joshua Satin’s first start as a Mets (at first base).

The win bumps the Mets up to 68-70.

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