The Washington Nationals currently lead the New York Mets, 3-2, after five innings of play. Jordan Zimmermann has helped his own cause nicely, punching a two-run single to right field to give the Nationals a 2-0 lead. He has also pitched well, though, giving up just two runs in the game.
Zimmermann's single happened in the second inning, and it brought home Danny Espinosa and Rick Ankiel. The Mets responded with a run in the fourth inning when Ike Davis hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to cut the lead to 2-1. In the fifth inning, the Nationals had a chance to blow the game open, loading the bases with one out. R.A. Dickey then walked Michael Morse to bring home a run, but the rally ended when Jose Reyes made a splendid play fielding a hard-hit grounder by Ankiel, recovering to turn a 6-3 double play and get out of the inning.
The Mets responded in the bottom of the fifth inning when pinch hitter Lucas Duda doubled to drive home Josh Thole, and they have now knocked Zimmermann out after one out in the sixth inning.