Offense comes alive as Nationals blast Mets

BY foxsports • June 7, 2009

It was a rare night when all seemed right at Nationals Park. The weather was splendid after a solid week of rain that played havoc with the schedule. The crowd of 31,456 made the ballpark feel lively for a change.

Last-place Washington hit three home runs, and the majors' worst pitching staff got a near-shutout from John Lannan in a game that took only 2 hours to play. Even the night's flukiest play favored the Nationals, who wish they could take Saturday's 7-1 victory over the New York Mets and clone it at will, if only because it temporarily lifted the gloom from a terrible season.

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