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Pagan's homer too little, too late for Mets

Angel Pagan's solo homer in the ninth closed the gap to one run, but it wasn't enough after the Mets stranded 11 men in a series-opening loss to the Nationals. John Maine was solid, allowing just two runs in six innings.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
WashingtonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Morgan, CF5020010.275
Kennedy, A, 2B-1B3111211.247
Zimmerman, 3B4111103.321
Dunn, A, 1B3010112.252
1-Taveras, W, PR-LF-RF1100002.133
Willingham, LF4010013.267
Gonzalez, Al, 2B0000000.281
Rodriguez, I, C4041000.393
Bernadina, RF4000026.212
Bruney, P0000000.000
Batista, P0000000.000
Desmond, SS3000113.255
Atilano, P3010001.125
Slaten, P0000000.000
Walker, T, P0000000.000
Burnett, S, P0000000.000
Harris, LF1000000.189
Totals3531135721.257
1-Ran for Dunn, A in the 8th.
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pagan, CF5121003.269
Castillo, L, 2B4011111.270
Reyes, SS4010024.237
Cora, SS1010000.182
Bay, LF4010122.248
Wright, D, 3B4020013.277
Davis, I, 1B4010015.311
Francoeur, RF4010022.241
Barajas, C4120002.244
Maine, P1000010.000
Takahashi, P0000000.333
a-Matthews, PH1000012.136
Feliciano, P, P0000000.000
Mejia, J, P0000000.000
b-Catalanotto, PH1000000.160
Totals37212221124.241
a-Struck out for Takahashi in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Mejia, J in the 9th.
BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, I (9, Maine), Dunn, A (8, Feliciano, P).
HR: Kennedy, A (2, 3rd inning off Maine, 0 on, 1 out), Zimmerman (6, 3rd inning off Maine, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Zimmerman 4; Atilano; Dunn, A 2; Morgan 2; Willingham; Rodriguez, I 5; Kennedy, A 4.
RBI: Kennedy, A (12), Zimmerman (16), Rodriguez, I (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Willingham 2; Atilano; Bernadina; Taveras, W.
GIDP: Desmond.
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Morgan 2 (8, 3rd base off Maine/Barajas, 2nd base off Mejia, J/Barajas), Kennedy, A (5, 2nd base off Maine/Barajas), Rodriguez, I (2, 2nd base off Maine/Barajas).

FIELDING
PB: Rodriguez, I (1).
DP: (Zimmerman-Dunn, A).

BATTING
2B: Barajas (3, Atilano).
HR: Pagan (2, 9th inning off Batista, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Davis, I; Wright, D 2; Francoeur; Reyes; Cora; Barajas 3; Castillo, L; Pagan 5; Bay.
RBI: Castillo, L (8), Pagan (13).
2-out RBI: Castillo, L.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Davis, I 2; Castillo, L; Reyes; Barajas 2.
SAC: Maine.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pagan (4, 2nd base off Atilano/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Francoeur (Kennedy, A at 1st base), Pagan (Rodriguez, I at home).
DP: 2 (Francoeur-Castillo, L-Davis, I, Castillo, L-Cora-Davis, I).

WashingtonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Atilano(W, 3-0)5.15002503.57
Slaten(H, 1)1.13110106.75
Walker, T(H, 1)0.21000205.29
Burnett, S0.01000004.70
Bruney(H, 3)0.20000105.74
Batista(S, 1)1.02110215.85
Totals9.0122221114.37
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Maine(L, 1-2)6.07224525.45
Takahashi1.00000003.05
Feliciano, P0.13110101.88
Mejia, J1.21001102.35
Totals9.011335723.58
Burnett, S pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Bruney.
IBB: Desmond (by Maine), Zimmerman (by Mejia, J).
Pitches-strikes: Atilano 102-59, Slaten 20-14, Walker, T 14-8, Burnett, S 3-1, Bruney 11-6, Batista 18-12, Maine 114-66, Takahashi 9-8, Feliciano, P 16-9, Mejia, J 21-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Atilano 5-5, Slaten 1-0, Walker, T 0-0, Burnett, S 0-0, Bruney 0-0, Batista 1-0, Maine 3-6, Takahashi 0-1, Feliciano, P 0-0, Mejia, J 3-0.
Batters faced: Atilano 23, Slaten 6, Walker, T 3, Burnett, S 1, Bruney 2, Batista 5, Maine 27, Takahashi 3, Feliciano, P 4, Mejia, J 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Slaten 2-0, Walker, T 2-0, Burnett, S 1-0, Bruney 2-0, Mejia, J 2-0.
Ejections: New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes ejected by HP umpire Laz Diaz (8th); New York Mets Manager Jerry Manuel ejected by HP umpire Laz Diaz (8th)
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: John Hirschbeck. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 57 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 19 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:23.
Att: 29,313.
Venue: Citi Field.
May 10, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media