5 Innings Enough To Snuff Nats, 5-0

Maine and Rain - this combination spoilt any hope the Nats had of taking three of four from the NL East leaders.

No, this isn't the official burial of the Washington Nats, just a chat about the rain...

The Mets needed only their first two batters, Jose Reyes and Lastings Milledge to give them all the runs they would need in the rain-shortened shutout; a leadoff double and an rbi single.

Neither rain, nor sleet nor snow can stop Mr Wright from driving Mets home...

They had the added boost of Ramon Castro's two-run homer in the 4th and RBI singles from David Wright in the 3rd and 4th innings and that just about sums it all up.

The Mets had their 11th win in 18 games since the All-Star break, salvaged a split with the lost boys of the NL East.

Homers Know Best

Couldn't help but ponder what effect hitting that homerun in the 4th inning against the Pirates last week has had on John Maine. Since then he's pitched a total of 8 scoreless innings and looks as dominant as he has all season. Of course that's against the Pirates and the Nats but it might also mean at 12-5 on the season, he's turned the corner into the team's ace the rest of the way.

You wonder, as odd as it sounds - are the Mets going to miss Lo Duca all that much when Castro has been hitting .475 with 4 homers and 12 RBIs in his last 11 starts? When Lo Duca is struggling with a .245 average since the All-Star break and even more fatefully, and only .182 against right handers. Castro is hitting .298 against righties (oh yeah, and .471against lefties this season)

Oh yeah, and pssst...let's not forget about this fella...

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