Arguably the two most consistent Mets this season have been Ryan Church and John Maine. Both brought their “A” games in beating Washington tonight.
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The Mets are now 3-2 on this homestand, with two more to play before the series at Yankee Stadium this weekend. They still aren’t clicking on all cylinders, but they’ve lost games like this before.
IN A NUTSHELL (Mets 6, Washington 3)
Maine gave up two runs on two hits in six innings and Church drove in four runs.
IN THE CLUBHOUSE
Maine on hitting Felipe Lopez with the game’s first pitch: “It slipped,” he said with a smile.
Ryan Church on his approach: “I’m trying to stay back as long as I can, especially when they are throwing breaking balls.”
Carlos Delgado on his bunt for a hit: “Maybe I’m selling myself short. Maybe I’m a great bunter.”
ANALYSIS: I liked that Delgado bunted. We talked about that during the game, and Willie Randolph actually said it was a good thing and something he should have done more of earlier. … Where are the Mets without Church? Definitely below .500, and maybe in last place.