In a crucial game for the Mets they started a rookie to make his debut. Phillip Humber started the game off good throwin 3 shut out innings but it all came down after that. He ended up going 4 innings giving up 5 earned runs. blowing the Mets 5-0 lead. The Mets went to the bullpen again for help and didnt get much of it. Joe Smith came in and couldnt retire anyone giving up to hits and 2 earned runs and also taking the lost. Pedro Felicano, Scott Schoenweis, Orlando Hernandez, and Aaron Heilman all came in and pitched all shut out ball. The score now 7-6 with the nationals in the lead. the top of the 9th the Mets bring in Billy Wagner and he gives up 2 earned runs in a inning. the Mets need to win because Phillies have won and now are 1 game behind in the east.