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Final Score: Nationals 5, Mets 3 — A 13-inning disappointment

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The Mets lost in 13 innings as Bryce Harper hit a walk-off two-run home run against Carlos Torres.

Mitchell Layton

Bryce Harper's game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the 13th inning ensured a Nationals series victory and the Mets' fifth loss in their last seven games.

Harper took Carlos Torres, the Mets' eighth pitcher on the day, out of the park to the opposite field. To that point, the Mets' bullpen had tossed six scoreless innings in relief of Jacob deGrom, who was just ordinary rather than superhuman today. deGrom gave up three runs over six innings, striking out four and walking run. He surrendered a two-run home run to Ian Desmond in the second inning, and an RBI single to Desmond in the fourth.

The Mets were down 3-1 in the seventh inning when they score two runs to tie the game against Jordan Zimmermann and Drew Storen. Curtis Granderson's RBI single was the tying blow. In retrospect, it would have saved us some time, and the bullpen's arms, if our heroes had simply lost in nine innings. The Mets' bats went near-silent after that seventh inning, managing just three baserunners in innings eight through 13.

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