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The Mets played two games in Washington on Thursday. In the first, New York racked up 15 hits, including a go-ahead single from Matt den Dekker to defeat the Nats 7-4. In Game 2, Gio Gonzalez dominated to lead Washington to a 3-0 win and end the Mets' dream of a .500 season in the process.
Sandy Alderson revealed last night that the mysterious Travis d'Arnaud injury is an elbow issue. The catcher reportedly thinks he can play through it this weekend, but that seems reckless.
Dillon Gee is frustrated with the way he's pitched since suffering a lat injury earlier this season.
Beat writer Anthony DiComo turned in the jinx of the century during Game 1 on Thursday.
The Mets are fortunate that their win yesterday even counted, because not many people were on hand to see it.
Around the NL East
The versatility of Miami's Enrique Hernandez may lead to a starting role in 2015.
Around the Majors
Controversy magnet Matt Harvey wasn't going to let the fact that the Mets were playing a doubleheader in Washington get in the way of witnessing the historic game live at Yankee Stadium.
Rodger Sherman writes that rooting for Jeter nowadays isn't just about rooting for Jeter.
Yesterday at AA
Sean Cunningham told us why the Mets should avoid signing Cuban free agent Yasmany Tomas.
On this date in 1987, the Mets became the first New York baseball team to break a notable attendance barrier.