Willie Harris spent three seasons with the Washington Nationals (64-74), before signing with the New York Mets (68-70). The speedy, utility player had a big day in the Metropolitans 6-3 victory against his former club, recording a pinch-hit two-run single in the sixth inning.
Harris spoilt the final start of Livan Hernandez, who once tossed in the Nationals home opener in 2005, now the veteran is making way for the future-as Stephen Strasburg is slated to make his return to the club.
Starting off that four-run sixth inning, was Lucas Duda who hit a bomb (9) to deep right center field. Harris came in to pinch-hit and recorded the game-winner for the Mets.
Making his debut for the Mets was infielder Josh Satin, who recorded his first big-league hit, and scored a run in the victory.
Also having a good offensive day were David Wright and Ruben Tejada, who both had two hit days for the Mets. Tejada returned to the lineup after becoming the 21st player to be hit twice in one game this season this past Friday, against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field.
The Mets now head to Miami for a three-game set against the Marlins starting on Monday. Game One will feature Chris Capuano (10-11, 4.41 ERA) taking on Javier Vazquez (8-11, 4.42 ERA). The first pitch is slated for 7:10 p.m.
Written on September 4, 2011