Jose Iglesias’ recent clutch hit propels the New York Mets to a 6-2 victory over the Washington Nationals

Jose Iglesias delivered a standout performance with three hits, including a tie-breaking two-run single in the sixth inning that led the New York Mets to a 6-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.

Brandon Nimmo continued his impressive form by hitting a home run for the third consecutive game, while Mark Vientos contributed with a clutch double to tie the score for the Mets (46-45). The victory marked their 10th win in their last 12 home games, moving them within a half-game of the final NL wild card spot, currently held by San Diego.

The Mets’ resurgence is remarkable, especially considering they were 11 games below .500 just over a month ago, shortly after Iglesias was called up from Triple-A Syracuse.

“I’m very honored to be a part of this,” Iglesias said of the team’s recent success.

Luis Severino (6-3) had a strong performance on the mound, pitching into the seventh inning. Despite a bullpen that has struggled of late, three relievers limited the Nationals to just one hit in 2 2/3 scoreless innings. José Buttó, making his fifth relief appearance since transitioning from starter, earned his first career save by retiring all four batters he faced, including two strikeouts.

Patrick Corbin pitches in the 3rd inning

Manager Carlos Mendoza praised Buttó’s aggressive approach on the mound and highlighted his contribution to the bullpen’s solid performance.

Iglesias, who played in the minors last season, has been particularly effective with runners in scoring position, posting a .526 batting average (10 for 19) in such situations. His overall batting average stands at .338 with 14 RBI this season.

“When you have runners in scoring position, it’s really important to put the ball in play, and this guy has been doing that for a long time,” Mendoza noted.

Vientos’ timely double tied the score at 2-2 in the sixth inning, setting the stage for Iglesias’ key hit that gave the Mets a 4-2 lead. Iglesias later scored an additional run for the Mets on an error by Nationals second baseman Luis García Jr.

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