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Final Score: Nationals 3, Mets 1—Syndergaard good, offense bad

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The Mets struck out 13 times and had only five hits.

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The Mets lost the first game of their day-night doubleheader 3-1. Noah Syndergaard was again excellent, pitching seven innings and allowing only one run, one walk, and two hits. The Mets snapped a 23 inning scoreless streak in the seventh on a Juan Lagares RBI single that tied the game, but were unable to muster a rally once the Nationals retook the lead. Travis d'Arnaud and David Wright were both robbed of home runs by the heavy winds, but Clint Robinson and Bryce Harper had no issue parking a ball in the Pepsi Porch.

The Mets have now lost four games in a row and have fallen a game behind the Dodgers for home field advantage in the NLDS. They no longer "control their own destiny," but the most important thing is to go into the playoffs healthy.

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Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

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