Those who expected to see a pitcher's duel on Wednesday were not disappointed as both Johan Santana and Stephen Strasburg were dominant on the mound. Santana went five innings for the Mets in the loss. He allowed five hits, one run and three walks while striking out eight batters. Strasburg went six innings and allowed two hits and no runs in the win. He also walked three and struck out nine.
The Nationals didn't score more than one run in any inning. Mark DeRosa caused the most damage in the Mets' 4-0 loss. DeRosa walked three times and got one hit. DeRosa got the scoring started in the 2nd inning when he scored on a wild pitch from Santana. DeRosa helped Washington double their lead when he walked in the 7th inning which sent Ian Desmond home. The Nats also added a run in the 8th and 9th innings.
The Mets only managed three hits on the day. Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy and Ike Davis each had singles.
Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected in the 7th inning for arguing balls and strikes with the home plate umpire. Collins left the bench while the Mets were making a pitching change to argue the call on a third strike from Jason Bay's at-bat in the bottom of the 6th inning. The ejection was the first of the season for Collins.