For the fourth game in a row, the Nationals have a 2-0 lead over the Mets. They scored first in the fifth inning of today's game in New York - though it took a two-base error by Mets call-up Valentino Pascucci and a sacrifice fly by Ryan ZImmerman to do it - and they're on their way to a win in the final game of the series.
But more importantly for the Nationals, Tommy Milone has been in command. He's thrown just 67 pitches in the first five innings of the game, throwing a full complement of fastballs, cutters, sliders, curves and changeups, and has only allowed two hits so far against the Mets.
In his first two starts, Milone had trouble the second time he went through a lineup; he talked after his last start about wanting to change that, and he had allowed a 1.132 OPS the second time through a lineup, after only giving up two hits his first time through. Today, he's kept himself on track, and he should be able to pitch at least six innings.
It's 2-0 Nationals in the fifth, and we'll see if Washington can finish the sweep of the Mets.