Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, September 17, 2008 | , | 0 comments »

RESULT: Nats shut out Mets 1-0. Mets fall from first place!

GOOD: Odalis Perez. 7.1 IP, 0 runs, 4 hits, walks, 7 Ks. Outstanding. Even scored the only run of the game. Mike Hinckley and Joel Hanrahan were perfect.

BAD: The Nats only got one run themselves. Zim had a particularly rough night, going 0-for-4 and stranding 5 runners.

UGLY: Man, are the Mets in trouble. Manager Jerry Manuel had a 15 minute closed-door meeting pre-game, and then they go out and get shut out by Odalis Perez. Injury to insult, they lose Fernando Tatis to a separated shoulder. He's done for the year.

NEXT GAME: Tonight at 7:10 for game three of four. Nats rookie Shairon Martis (0-2, 2.70) takes on Mets rookie Brandon Knight (0-0, 6.43). Knight is a 33 year old rookie that sepnt most of his summer playing for the U.S. Olympic team. I think enough is said there.