The Amazin' Mets? Try the "Rolling" Mets. That's what the best baseball team, at least for now, in New York should be called entering its Tuesday match-up with the Washington Nationals (7:05 p.m. on SNY) at Citi Field. The Mets will try to earn their fifth straight victory to start the season, a mark last reached in 1985.
The pitcher trying to help the Mets extended their streak will be young-hurler Dillon Gee, who earned 13 wins and was 3-0 with a 3.02 ERA against the Nats' last season.
On Monday, New York (4-0) kept its record unblemished by using a walk-off single by Daniel Murphy in the bottom of the ninth inning. Murphy's heroic hit followed another solid start by a Mets' starting pitcher, this time by Mike Pelfrey who tossed 5 2/3-innings allowing two earned runs while striking out eight.
Opposing Gee will be another young-hurler Ross Detwiler who was a surprise to make the Nationals five-man rotation.
This contest will be the middle game of a three-game set, which will conclude Wednesday afternoon.