The Good Stuff:
- Four Mets hitters had three hits on the night, including:
- Eric Young (3-6, 2 R, SB, 2 RBI)
- Daniel Murphy (3-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI)
- Josh Satin (3-4, 2B, R)
- Juan Lagares (3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI)
- Travis d'Arnaud and Omar Quintanilla added two more hits, as D'Arnaud scored twice and Mr. Q drove in two on a 2nd-inning double.
- Lagares had himself another outfield assist, partnering with Murph to gun down Bryce Harper at third in the 8th.
- Matt den Dekker singled in the 3rd to drive home a run, his first major-league hit and RBI.
- The plethora of runs was more than enough for Zack Wheeler, who delivered the goods in the form of 6.2 innings of two-run, five-hit ball, with one walk and three strikeouts on 99 pitches.
- Ike Davis left the game in the 3rd inning after hitting a sac fly with an oblique injury that looks like it will keep him out for the rest of the year, the final nail in the coffin that contains at least a quarter of the Mets' big league roster at the start of August.
Washington gets hot in August, and the Mets have capitalized on that heat to drive themselves to a series victory over a team that had finally gotten things together. And in the resumed competition to replace Ike Davis at first base, Josh Satin has reestablished himself as the man to beat, although I would like to see Wilmer Flores get some time there this month.