7,648: Double blasts by Barajas, Francoeur lift Mets over Nats

Home Run Apple Derby!

The Citi Field home run apple got its workout Friday night, as Rod Barajas and Jeff Francoeur each blasted two to lead the Mets to an 8-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Francoeur went yard with a shot to left in the second inning, and Barajas added single-run longballs in the fourth and sixth innings.

David Wright blasted what appeared to be the Mets’ fourth home run on the night in the seventh, but strong winds pulled it back and it hit the top of the double-height fence in left-center for a double. Fernando Tatis drove him home with a single to left, and Francoeur followed with a two-run blast for his second of the night.

Alex Cora added a seventh run by driving in Tejada with a single in the eighth, and Wright followed with an infield single that scored Angel Pagan to make it 8-2.

The Mets’ big night marked the first time the club has hit four homers at Citi Field.

Mets’ starter Mike Pelfrey kept the Mets in the game with a great start, and they rewarded him with a “W.” Pelfrey threw six innings, giving up two runs on just four hits while walking four and striking out four. He lost his no-hitter in the second inning on an Ivan Rodriguez single, upticking our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,648 New York Mets games without a no-no.

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