News item: We're in the bottom of the fifth inning, and the Nationals and Mets are tied at a run apiece. The Nationals pulled even in the fourth on a sacrifice fly from Michael Morse.
Analysis: Once again, we're seeing how important Jayson Werth's aggressive baserunning is becoming to the Nationals. He doubled in the first inning on a grounder down the right field line that would be a single for most baserunners. And he went first-to-third so effectively on Wilson Ramos' single, the Mets had no chance to get him. If he hadn't gotten himself to third, the Nationals don't pull even with the Mets in the fourth - Michael Morse's sac fly would have just been a flyout, and the inning would've ended without a run on Jerry Hairston Jr.'s groundout. As it is, the Nationals have taken the lead here in the fifth, on a two-out double from Rick Ankiel to score Alex Cora.
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