Last weekend in Pittsburgh, Jayson Werth said the changes in his swing were getting to the point where he was about to go on a tear. He's heading into one now.
Werth drove in a run with a ground-rule double in the third inning, taking an 0-2 fastball from Chris Capuano to right field. The ball was misplayed by Carlos Beltran in right, but Werth also stung it with another good example of the swing he's been working to find - he kept his front side closed until the last second. punching the ball to right.
He's now 6-for-13 in his last four games, having homered once and doubled three times in that stretch.
The Nationals and Mets are tied in the fourth; Jose Reyes doubled to right to lead off the inning, and went to third on a groundout to first. On that play, Jerry Hairston Jr. - who lifted Reyes' leg off the base on last night's controversial out call at third - acted like he didn't have the ball and couldn't find it, hoping to dupe Reyes into running for home. We've seen him do those two things to Reyes, and try to blow a ball foul in this series.