Mets Beat Nationals Thanks to Murphy Walk-off

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The Mets improved to 4-0 tonight as they beat the Nationals at Citi Field by a score of 4-3.

Mike Pelfrey started the game for the Amazin’s, and gave up three runs on ten hits in 5.2 innings. He really wasn’t bad. He struck out a career-high eight batters and was decent enough to keep the Mets in the game, which is all that should be asked of Pelfrey at this point.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his first career home run in the fourth off Nationals starter Edwin Jackson to tie the game at three early on.

The game would stay tied until the ninth. Each bullpen held down the fort, keeping the score 3-3. Miguel Batista recorded the final out of the sixth. Then, Ramon Ramirez came on to pitch a scoreless seventh. Jon Rauch proved to be very valuable, tossing two scoreless and getting the win.

In the bottom of the ninth, with Mike Baxter on third base, Daniel Murphy came through with the right field single to win it for the Mets. He was 2-5 on the night. He was the only Met with multiple hits.

The Mets battle the Nationals at Citi Field once again tomorrow night. Ross Detwiler and Dillon Gee will both make their 2012 debuts against each other at 7:10.

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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