Johan Santana pitched his way through 7 innings tonight and the Mets beat up on the Nationals pitching tonight and won the game 7-2.
Brian Schneider had 2 home runs. Both solo shots. The Mets score in the first innings on a double by Jose Reyes and the Daniel Murphy hit a ball to Center field that Lastings Milledge let skip pass him to the wall and Reyes walked home while Murphy wound up at 3rd. Lastings looks horrible in Center field and I was surprised that Manny Acta didn't take him out after he seemed to jog for the ball.
Ryan Church broke out of his slump with 2 hits and 2 rbis. David Wright again went 0-5 but his friend Ryan Zimmerman made 2 nice plays against David.
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The bullpen gave a run in the 8th by Joe Smith and Scott Schoenweis started the 9th and left with 2 men on and 1 out but Pedro Feliciano got a double play ball to end the game.
The Phillies won and the Brewers were crushed with a loss . They had a 4 run lead going into the bottom of the 9th against the cubs and let the cubs tie the game and then the cubs won it in the 12 inning. Mets remain 1/2 game behind the Phillies and now lead the Brewers by 1 and 1/2 games in the Wild Card race