Washington Nationals defeat New York Mets, 2-1

WASHINGTON - One outing can't redeem Mike Pelfrey's season.

Still, the righthander hopes to end 2009 on an upbeat note when he faces the Nationals Tuesday night in what may be his final start this season.

Pelfrey's last start came six days ago against the Nationals in Flushing, when he was charged with the loss after giving up four runs (three earned) in six innings.

"Nothing is going to change," Pelfrey said about Tuesday night's start altering the complexion of his...