Wright Place, Wright Time for Mets

Pelfrey, bullpen blank Nationals; NY slugger gets 5 RBI
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 15, 2008 11:09 PM CDT
New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes smiles after reaching second on Cristian Guzman's seventh inning throwing error.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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(Newser) – David Wright homered and drove in five runs, Jose Reyes returned to the lineup with four hits and the New York Mets beat the struggling Washington Nationals 6-0 Tuesday night behind Mike Pelfrey's strong pitching performance. Pelfrey (2-0) pitched a career-high seven innings in his 19th major league start, his first scoreless outing in the majors.

He gave up five hits and two walks with four strikeouts, sending the Nationals to their 10th loss in 11 games. Wright homered for the third straight game and added two doubles. Back in the lineup after missing two games with a strained left hamstring, Reyes singled, doubled and tripled in that order during his first three at-bats.