Adam LaRoche's first-inning homer and Michael Morse's fifth-inning single put the Nationals in position to beat the Mets 5-3 on Wednesday.
The Nationals will place their third catcher on the disabled list Thursday, with veteran Carlos Maldonado battling back spasms. Slugger Tyler Moore will be recalled from Class AAA Syracuse.
After a marathon game last night, the Nats hoped to get both a productive start out of Edwin Jackson and some early run support to make manager Davey Johnson's job a little easier in the later innings. They got both.
After an 0-for-9 start to his season, Michael Morse twice drove doubles to right-center Tuesday night, an encouraging sign for the Nationals.
Edwin Jackson tries to pitch the Nationals to another win over the Mets after last night's 12-inning thriller.