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Nats 4, Mets 2

We're in the bottom of the fourth at Tradition Field. Nats lead the Mets, 4-2. Here's your quick-hit recap of what we've seen so far...

Best Redemption: After a rough bottom third in the outfield -- he took bad paths toward two catchable NY liners, turning both into doubles -- left fielder Leonard Davis came up in the top of the fourth and homered to the opposite field. Leading off the inning, Davis blasted it about 10 feet over the left field wall, giving the Nats the 4-2 lead.

Best Sign That You Probably Don't Have A Good Shot At The Roster: Neither NY's starting shortstop nor its starting third baseman has his name on the back of his uniform. Both look like they're wearing Halloween costumes. Their secret identities: No. 88 Wilmer Flores and No. 95 Eric Campbell.

Best Survival: Though he allowed six hits -- including four in the third -- Nats starter Scott Olsen limited the damage, allowing two runs in his three innings. The Mets left six on base against Olsen.

Best Sunday Reunion: OK... no superlative necessary here. But it's a decent one. The Nats and Mets play again tomorrow, albeit in Viera. Livan Hernandez gets the nod for the Mets. Tim Redding is scheduled to throw tomorrow, too, but not against Washington. He's throwing in NYM's "B" game against the University of Michigan.

By Chico Harlan  |  March 7, 2009; 2:36 PM ET
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In the WBC, Adam Dunn took a walk, and took out the second baseman on a grounder to render a DP impossible (the throw didn't even get to first). It was good to see, and it helped the US tie the game with Canada at 1.

I very much enjoyed the article on Tim Redding you linked to in the NYT. I never knew him to be that much of a country boy. I hope he makes the team.

BTW, Joey Votto just killed a home run off Jake Peavy, putting Canada back up 2-1. For what it's worth, also, Pete Orr grounded out in his at-bat.


Posted by: kevincostello | March 7, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Even before I could post here, Harlan has ANOTHER new post.

Posted by: leetee1955 | March 7, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Hanrahan facing Pete Orr right now on Canada vs USA game.

---Hanrahan on a 0-2 pitch throws a wild pitch that scores a run.

----Orr out on Groundout to 1st base

Posted by: GoingGoingGone | March 7, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

Ed's Post on Nats320 spreading his good cheer:

Edward J. Cunningham said...
I'll try to see if I can tickets to the exhibition game for one reason---it may be the ONLY time all year that I'll see the "WASHINGTON" flag fly in first place above the Red Loft bar...

12:46 PM

Posted by: GoingGoingGone | March 7, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Adam Dunn with a line drive 2 run HR in the LF power alley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: GoingGoingGone | March 7, 2009 3:55 PM | Report abuse

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