The Mets guranteed that they would win the series against the Nationals last night with a second straight win and this time between a good, effective, (but not great) performance by Mike Pelfrey. Pelfrey wasn't great but he was able to keep the ball down when he had to and was able to keep the Mets in the game the entire time and got the win which he deserved, and saved himself from this do or die time for the rotation.
The real story for this game in my mind though would be the way the Mets took advantage of National's mistakes during play. Every time they made some sort of blunder the Mets got a run or got on based and then didn't let the situation just go away, the worked at it and got more runs. For this team to have a successful season, they are going to need to keep working at that. So in other words, the Mets handled their two big demons in this game with effective starting pitching and hitting in the clutch.
The only thing that drove me a little nuts was the lack of real extrabase hitting. I am a big fan of small ball, but even a small ball team needs some sort of power because it is the balance of the two that brings championships. Hopefully the Mets will find their swing soon.