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Zack Wheeler had an unfortunate first inning as he squared off against Max Scherzer. He gave up a grand slam to Met nemesis Daniel Murphy, but after that he settled in and pitched rather well. Both Michael Conforto and Neil Walker were able to take Scherzer deep, but it wasn’t enough and the Nationals easily completed the sweep of the Mets.
The Mets now have an off day to rest up, and hopefully heal up, before taking on the Braves Tuesday.
Daniel Murphy’s play against the Mets could show his true feelings about his former team.
Despite the first inning, Zack Wheeler was actually pretty effective against the Nationals.
Michael Conforto has been a lone beacon in the lineup and produced a three-hit game on Sunday.
Terry Collins tried to put a positive spin on a lost weekend, but there are very few positives to be found.
Jose Reyes was in the lineup against Scherzer after Terry Collins changed his mind about giving him the day off.
Once again the Mets played with a short bench, and a decision needs to be made on the injured players soon.
One of those injured players is Travis d’Arnaud, who had to be scratched from Sunday’s lineup.
Yoenis Cespedes says he is on the mend and is determined to play on Tuesday.
The Mets seem home run dependent almost to a fault.
Around the NL East
The Phillies hit three consecutive home runs to power their way to victory over the Braves.
Max Scherzer and Daniel Murphy were all the Nationals needed in their win over the Mets.
Around Major League Baseball
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