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New York Mets manager Terry Collins, right, talks

New York Mets manager Terry Collins, right, talks with umpire Larry Vanover after being ejected from the game during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals. (April 11, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Game 3 featured a match-up of staff aces, with Johan Santana pitching against Stephen Strasburg.
David Wright was pulled from the lineup prior to the start of Tuesday's Game 2 with a pinky fracture, and the Mets dropped their first game of the season, 6-2.
The Mets won the series opener against the Nationals.

Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets
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Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets looks on from dugout against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 11, 2012)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis #9 of the New York Mets
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis #9 of the New York Mets catches the fly ball of Jesus Flores #26 of the Washington Nationals to get the last out in the sixth inning at Citi Field. (April 11, 2012)

Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets
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Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 11, 2012)

Manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets
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Manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets visits the mound in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals. (April 11, 2012)

New York Mets manager Terry Collins, right, talks
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New York Mets manager Terry Collins, right, talks with umpire Larry Vanover after being ejected from the game during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals. (April 11, 2012)

New York Mets' David Wright, right, watches the
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New York Mets' David Wright, right, watches the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals with teammates Mike Pelfrey, center, and Dillon Gee, left. (April 11, 2012)

New York Mets' Jason Bay (44) argues a
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New York Mets' Jason Bay (44) argues a call by umpire Larry Vanover (27) during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals. (April 11, 2012)

Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth hits a single during
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Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets. (April 11, 2012)

Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches
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Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (April 11, 2012)

Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets
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Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets lines out to center field in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 11, 2012)

Manager Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals looks
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Manager Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (April 11, 2012)

Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches
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Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (April 11, 2012)

Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches
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Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (April 11, 2012)

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers a pitch
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Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets. (April 11, 2012)

New York Mets' Johan Santana delivers a pitch
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New York Mets' Johan Santana delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals. (April 11, 2012)

Fans watch as Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson
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Fans watch as Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth prepares to catch a fly ball. (April 10, 2012)

Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets
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Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets in the dugout after striking out in the 4th inning against the Washington Nationals. (April 10, 2012)

Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets
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Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets walks to the dugout after striking out in the 4th inning against the Washington Nationals. (April 10, 2012)

Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada throws to first after
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Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada throws to first after forcing out Washington Nationals' Roger Bernadina. (April 10, 2012)

Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets
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Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets leaves the game in the sixth inning. (April 10, 2012)

Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets
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Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets walks to the dugout during a game against the Washington Nationals. (April 10, 2012)

Washington Nationals' Xavier Nady (21) scores on a
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Washington Nationals' Xavier Nady (21) scores on a double by Wilson Ramos in the sixth inning. (April 10, 2012)

An RBI double by Washington Nationals' Wilson Ramos
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An RBI double by Washington Nationals' Wilson Ramos bounces above the head of New York Mets right fielder Lucas Duda, who can't locate it, as center fielder Scott Hairston comes in to assist. (April 10, 2012)

Daniel Murphy is hiugged by David Wright after
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Daniel Murphy is hiugged by David Wright after he had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 9th inning. (April 9, 2012)

Daniel Murphy is covered in shaving cream after
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Daniel Murphy is covered in shaving cream after he had the game winning hit in the bottom of the 9th inning. (April 9, 2012)

Daniel Murphy and David Wright celebrate Murphy's game
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Daniel Murphy and David Wright celebrate Murphy's game winning hit in the bottom of the 9th inning. (April 9, 2012)

Ruben Tejada at second base after hitting a
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Ruben Tejada at second base after hitting a double in the seventh inning against the Nationals. (April 9, 2012)

Ruben Tejada doubles in the 7th inning against
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Ruben Tejada doubles in the 7th inning against the Washington Nationals. (April 9, 2012)

Daniel Murphy is caught stealing second base in
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Daniel Murphy is caught stealing second base in the 5th inning against the Nationals. (April 9, 2012)

Ike Davis at bat in the first inning
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Ike Davis at bat in the first inning against the Washington Nationals. (April 9, 2012)

Ike Davis signals Ruben Tejada to hold up
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Ike Davis signals Ruben Tejada to hold up at third base during Davis's first inning at-bat against the Nationals. (April 9, 2012)

Nationals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson pitches against the
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Nationals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson pitches against the Mets. (April 9, 2012)

Nationals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson pitches against the
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Nationals starting pitcher Edwin Jackson pitches against the Mets. (April 9, 2012)

Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey pitches against the Washington
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Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey pitches against the Washington Nationals. (April 9, 2012)

Ike Davis gloves a pickoff throw from Mike
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Ike Davis gloves a pickoff throw from Mike Pelfrey in the first inning. Danny Espinosa of the Nationals gets back to the bag in time. (April 9, 2012)

Mike Pelfrey, center, and the Mets infield meet
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Mike Pelfrey, center, and the Mets infield meet on the mound in the first inning with two Nationals on base. (April 9, 2012)

LPGA golfer Yani Tseng from Taiwan throws out
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LPGA golfer Yani Tseng from Taiwan throws out the first pitch prior to the Mets-Nationals game. (April 9, 2012)

Ike Davis warms up before the game against
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Ike Davis warms up before the game against the Washington Nationals. (April 9, 2012)

Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey pitches against the Nationals.
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Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey pitches against the Nationals. (April 9, 2012)

Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey pitches against the Nationals.
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Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey pitches against the Nationals. (April 9, 2012)

Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey pitches against the Nationals.
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Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey pitches against the Nationals. (April 9, 2012)

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