Despite a rash of injuries hobbling the team, the Mets have found a new ally in their march onto the top of the NL East standings: instant replay. The team have gotten a boost from the umpires going to the videotape in four of the last five games and are 5-for-5 overall in replay rulings this season.

Last night's disputed call provided the most intrigue after Daniel Murphy's shot to right in the sixth first appeared to be a home run, but then landed on the warning track of the "Mo Zone" (right near the Pepsi Porch.) The trajectory of the ball and whether or not it hit a Subway sign in right was so confusing that Nationals manager Manny Acta was still complaining about it after the game, leading to an additional confirmation that the right call was made this afternoon by the VP of umpires.

Newsday's Wallace Matthews thinks that the Mets have tried a little too hard on all of the gimmicks in Citi FIeld calling the area in question "one of the many silly contrivances the Mets built into their new ballpark was going to intrude on the game" and the stadium as a whole "a monstrosity." Not complaining is Subway after watching their logo be zoomed in and out of in video close-ups for five minutes while the call was being decided last night.