Thread: Mets (67-69) at Nationals (63-73)

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Here is tonight’s Met lineup down in D.C.:

  1. Jose Reyes SS
  2. Justin Turner 2B
  3. Lucas Duda RF
  4. David Wright 3B
  5. Angel Pagan CF
  6. Jason Bay LF
  7. Nick Evans 1B
  8. Ronny Paulino C
  9. Dillon Gee RHP (12-5, 4.24)

vs. Tom Milone (0-0, -.–)

Tonight’s talking poionts:

  • The Mets won last night against the Nats 7-3 behind three home runs and a solid outing by R.A. Dickey. The highlight of the night was a David Wright three-run home run to get things started in the top of the first.
  • Johan Santana resumed his rehab today with the St. Lucie Mets and pitched two innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two. It remains unlikely that Santana will make a return to the big leagues this season after suffering several setbacks in his rehab.

My Take:

  • Last night’s win: Great win all around. R.A. Dickey really battled through some trouble, and the bullpen finally stepped up after a few awful weeks. The fact that the Mets hit three home runs is a good sign. Their lack of power over the past few seasons, to me, has been what has hurt them the most. Lucas Duda continued his hot streak last night, going 2-4 with a home run. He seems to have all but secured a starting outfield spot net season. Duda is hitting .327 since August 1 with 23 RBI.
  • Johan’s Rehab: As I’ve been saying for most of the season, take it slow Johan. The team isn’t in contention, so there is no point in rushing back to pitch. Even though I’d like him to take it slow, how many setbacks can a guy have? I am unsure of whether he is ever going to be the same, or even close to what he used to be. Hopefully, he will be healthy by the end of the season and will be able to start his winter throwing program in time and maybe even get a full season out of him next year.
About Connor O'Brien
I'm a 17 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

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