Good day Mets fans. Here is today's coverage of the Mets-Nationals game from Sunday:

The Nationals hit Johan Santana hard and Adam Dunn hit Rod Barajas even harder Sunday at Citi Field. Only one of them counted, but the Mets felt both in what could have been a psyche-scarring defeat.

Santana gave up five runs in five innings as the Mets lost the final game of their first homestand of the season, 5-2.

David Lennon writes that Jerry Manuel is playing with fire by taking blame for the loss.

Jose Reyes was not thrilled about being hugged by Nationals pitcher Miguel Batista.

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K-Rod and Willie Harris had a war of words in the ninth inning.

The extra day off left Johan Santana struggling on Sunday against the Nationals.