The Mets came back from a six-run deficit to beat the Nationals 8-7 and increase their lead in the National League East to six games. Coming off a weekend full of innings-limit drama, Matt Harvey got the start for the Mets and struggled. He gave up all seven of Washington's runs—with an assist from a Yoenis Cespedes misplay that effectively resulted in an inside-the-park grand slam—in five-and-one-third innings. But Harvey's struggles and Cespedes's misplay were later forgotten.
With one run on the board thanks to a monster home run from David Wright in the second inning, the Mets scored six in the seventh to tie the game, thanks in part to a bullpen meltdown by the Nationals. And in the eighth, Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a solo home run against Jonathan Papelbon—in the then-tie game to pitch two innings—to put the Mets up for good.
In short, #lovethemets.
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