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Mets 2, Nationals 1

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NEW YORK -- The New York Mets received another spotless performance from their revamped bullpen while Washington reliever Gary Majewski threw the game away.

Endy Chavez scored on Majewski's throwing error in the ninth and three New York relievers combined for three shutout innings in the Mets' 2-1 win over the Nationals on Monday night.

"You hear opposing teams or you hear yourself always saying, 'Get into the bullpen,' but I don't think guys want to get into our bullpen too often," Mets outfielder Cliff Floyd said. "We've got a good one, and we're going to ride 'em 'til the wheels fall off."

Chavez was brought in to run for 47-year-old Julio Franco, who walked with one out in the inning. Chavez moved to second on a single to left by Jose Reyes. When Paul Lo Duca hit a bouncer back to Majewski (1-2), it looked as if the Nationals might be able to turn a double play and send the game into extra innings. Lo Duca even threw his bat to the ground with a look of frustration.

But Majewski's throw to second was high, glancing off the outstretched glove of shortstop Royce Clayton, past second baseman Jose Vidro and into center field.

"I made a bad throw," Majewski said. "I'm not going to try to blame it on anybody else. I should have planted my feet and made the throw."

Chavez slowed slightly as he approached third, then took off for home with the winning run.

"If you look at it, it didn't look like anybody was covering the base. It looked like there was a little indecision," Lo Duca said of the errant throw. "It's all about placement so I guess I hit it in the right spot."

New York's Billy Wagner (2-0) was overpowering in striking out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth.

"Electric," teammate Carlos Delgado said with a smile.

That followed flawless performances by Pedro Feliciano and Duaner Sanchez, who each threw one hitless inning of relief. Sanchez has not allowed a run in 17 innings this season.

The Mets, who left 11 runners on base, had several good scoring chances. In the third, Xavier Nady led off with a double and moved to third on a passed ball. After Kaz Matsui flied out, starting pitcher Victor Zambrano was hit by a pitch, putting runners at first and third with one out. But Reyes struck out and Lo Duca hit into a fielder's choice to end the inning.

In the sixth, the Mets had runners at second and third with two outs but pinch-hitter Jose Valentin flied out to right.

The Nationals took a 1-0 lead in the fourth when Brian Schneider singled in Nick Johnson. Delgado tied it in the sixth with his 10th homer of the season. It was his sixth career home run off Washington starter Ramon Ortiz.

Delgado's drive was also the 379th of his career, tying him with Hall of Famers Orlando Cepeda and Tony Perez for 54th on the career list.

The Mets received a solid outing from the maligned Zambrano, who entered the game with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 9.64. He went six innings, giving up one run on five hits.

"He's taking a lot of heat," Lo Duca said. "Sometimes you use lose your confidence. This was big for him. We're going to need him to win, and I told him that."

Ortiz allowed one run and seven hits in six innings for the Nationals. He struck out two and walked two.

Notes

Washington RHP Livan Hernandez grounded out to second in a pinch-hit appearance in the seventh inning. ... Mets RHP John Maine was called up from Triple-A Norfolk to start Tuesday night's game against the Nationals in place of the injured Brian Bannister. It will be the first appearance with the Mets for Maine, who was acquired along with Jorge Julio in the offseason deal that sent Kris Benson to Baltimore. OF Victor Diaz was optioned to Norfolk. ... Before the game a taped tribute was shown on the Shea Stadium video board highlighting the career of Franco, who became the oldest player in major league history to hit a home run when he accomplished the feat against San Diego on April 20. The video was set to Bob Dylan's Forever Young. ... It was Willie Randolph's 100th career win as a manager.

 
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New York

C. Delgado
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
Washington

B. Schneider
AB 4
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Washington Nationals
Marlon Byrd, CF4020000
Jose Vidro, 2B3000101
Alfonso Soriano, LF4010021
Nick Johnson, 1B3100122
Jose Guillen, RF4000022
Brian Schneider, C4011010
Royce Clayton, SS2000100
Damian Jackson, 3B3010001
Ramon Ortiz, P2000010
   a- Livan Hernandez, PH1000001
    Jon Rauch, P0000000
    Mike Stanton, P0000000
    Gary Majewski, P0000000
Totals30151388 
a-grounded out for Ortiz in the 7th
Batting
RBI - Brian Schneider ()
SB - Nick Johnson (, 2nd base off Zambrano/Lo Duca)
CS - Damian Jackson (, 2nd base by Zambrano/Lo Duca)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Alfonso Soriano 1
PB - Brian Schneider ()
E - Gary Majewski (, )
Washington Nationals
Ramon Ortiz 6711221
Jon Rauch 0.2000000
Mike Stanton 1000000
Gary Majewski (L,-) 0.2110110
HBP - Zambrano (by Ramon Ortiz), Delgado (by Mike Stanton)
Pitches-Strikes - Ramon Ortiz 103-60, Jon Rauch 6-5, Mike Stanton 18-9, Gary Majewski 16-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ramon Ortiz 2-13, Jon Rauch 1-1, Gary Majewski 1-1
Batters Faced - Ramon Ortiz 27, Jon Rauch 2, Mike Stanton 4, Gary Majewski 5
New York Mets
Jose Reyes, SS5020012
Paul Lo Duca, C5010002
Carlos Beltran, CF3000101
Carlos Delgado, 1B3111011
David Wright, 3B4000002
Cliff Floyd, LF4010001
Xavier Nady, RF3020101
Kaz Matsui, 2B4010014
Victor Zambrano, P1000000
   a- Jose Valentin, PH1000002
    Pedro Feliciano, P0000000
    Duaner Sanchez, P0000000
    Billy Wagner, P0000000
   b- Julio Franco, PH0000100
    Endy Chavez, PR0100000
Totals332813316 
a-flied out for Zambrano in the 6th
b-walked for Wagner in the 9th
Batting
2B - Jose Reyes (, Ortiz), Paul Lo Duca (, Ortiz), Xavier Nady (, Ortiz), Kaz Matsui (, Ortiz)
HR - Carlos Delgado (, Ortiz)
RBI - Carlos Delgado ()
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Carlos Beltran 1
New York Mets
Victor Zambrano 6511240
Pedro Feliciano 1000110
Duaner Sanchez 1000010
Billy Wagner (W,-) 1000020
Pitches-Strikes - Victor Zambrano 90-53, Pedro Feliciano 18-8, Duaner Sanchez 10-8, Billy Wagner 10-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Victor Zambrano 5-7, Pedro Feliciano 1-1, Duaner Sanchez 2-0, Billy Wagner 1-0
Batters Faced - Victor Zambrano 23, Pedro Feliciano 4, Duaner Sanchez 3, Billy Wagner 3
Game Information
Attendance - 28310
Game Time - 2:42
Temperature - 66
Umpires - Home - Chris Guccione, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Tim Timmons