Livan Hernandez pitched a complete game, hurling 127 pitches, in leading the Mets to a 6-1 victory. Hernandez struck out sick and walked one. He gave up the lone run on a homerun by Adam Dunn.
Gary Sheffield hit a three run HR to put the Mets ahead 6-1 in the seventh inning. The shot was a line drive over the LF wall.
Mets Super Prospect, Fernandeo Martinez, made his Major League debut, going 0-3, with an RBI. He struck out twice, and was HBP. Welcome to the Show Fernando.
Tomorrow's conclusion between these two teams will show Nationals Jordan Zimmerman against Johan Santana.
With the Phillies beating the Marlins tonight, the Mets still remain a 1/2 game back.