It was sunny and it was hot at Nationals Park. Very hot.
The Nationals came back from a 5-3 ninth inning deficit to defeat the NY Mets 6-5. The Nationals comeback was sparked by a one out two RBI double by Adam Dunn to tie it up. Josh Willingham then walked to load the bases. Ivan Rodriguez then singled in the game winner in dramatic fashion to seal the win.
Stephen Strasburg wasn't as sharp today, working out of two jams, including a first inning jam where he allowed one run to score. Overall, Strasburg pitched 5 innings allowed 2 runs and strikeout 6 batters. He was yanked at the end of the fifth inning. Drew Storen came on and pitched very well, throwing two scoreless innings and striking out three batters. The unsung hero in this one was closer Matt Capps who came in for Doug Slaten, who allowed two runners on in the ninth inning. Capps got three straight outs to earn the win.
Pudge Rodriguez and Adam Dunn each knocked in two runs and Josh Willingham and Adam Kennedy each knocked in one run.
The Nats have now taken two of three from the Mets and finish up the four game series tomorrow at Nationals Park.