Nationals-Mets: Angel Pagan a Bright Spot in New York's 5-3 Loss to Washington

Dave DoyleCorrespondent IMay 19, 2010

NEW YORK - MAY 10:  Angel Pagan #16 of the New York Mets celebrates his home run against the Washington Nationals on May 10, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Nationals defeated the Mets 3-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The Mets got a quality start from knuckleballer R.A. Dickey who went six innings and gave up two earned runs. He did pretty well for himself throwing 96 pitches, and he looked like he could have gone further in the game. The bullpen couldn’t hold on with Raul Valdes and the tired Fernando Nieve giving up three runs between them.

The offense was pretty weak again with the Mets only getting five hits as a team. One was an inside the park home run by Angel Pagan .

Pagan seems to be one of the only guys going out to make plays on a daily basis. He also started a triple play in the fifth. It was partially due to some poor work by the umpires. They were slow to make a call on whether Pagan caught a shoestring catch and that left the base runners hanging.

The Mets look pretty lifeless and feels more and more like watching the 2009 Mets.

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