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The Mets controlled the whole game yesterday. Scored first, held the lead, scored some more and never gave up (even when Danny Graves was pitching). Kazuhisa Ishii (4 H, 0 ER) did a good job of protecting his spot in the rotation for now despite walking 5 batters in 6 innings. David Wright continued to show why so many people think so highly of him. It was just a good game all around to complete the sweep and pick up a game on first place Washington. The Nationals are now in a first place tie with Atlanta and the Mets are in second place, 4 1/2 games back. Their weekend opponent is the Dodgers who are 43-52 but are not to be taken lightly. The Mets have a way of playing well against first place teams (like the Padres) and then falling apart against teams they should beat (like the Pirates).