Brad Peacock's first major league start could net him a win, and even if it doesn't, it's probably given the Nationals plenty of confidence he's for real.
Peacock threw five shutout innings, allowing just two hits and three walks while striking out two. His fastball has been sitting between 92-94 mph, and his curveball has kept the Mets off-balance. And after putting runners on second and third with one out in the fourth inning, he got a called strikeout of Angel Pagan, then got Josh Satin to pop out after walking Jason Bay.
The Nationals would certainly liked to have seen him use his pitches a little more efficiently, and he might have been able to pitch into the sixth inning had he thrown a few more strikes. But his stuff was there, and he showed the nerve to pitch out of some jams. Based on his first start, he's got plenty of promise.
Washington still leads the Mets 2-0 in the seventh, with Tom Gorzelanny on the mound.