Right fielder Jayson Werth has two hits off New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, Rick Ankiel had a late fifth-inning RBI double and Tom Gorzelanny has pitched noticeably better than his previous three starts, all of which has helped the Washington Nationals pull away from the Mets and take a 2-1 lead going into the sixth inning.
The Mets struck first in the top of the third inning when Mike Nickeas scored on a Justin Turner single. One inning later Michael Morse hit a sacrifice fly that scored Werth after Werth hit a lead off single to start the inning.
This game is a battle for the NL East basement with the loser becoming the division's fifth place team. The Mets already occupy the spot being a half game back from the Nationals and would love to change that with a sixth straight win Wednesday night at Nationals Park.
The game has been subject to bad weather. The start time was delayed 45 minutes due to rain storms moving through the D.C. area with a possibility of more later in the night.