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Final Score: Mets 7, Nationals 5

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That wasn’t easy.

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets snapped their six game losing streak tonight in Washington, edging out the Nationals 7-5. The game turned out to be far more stressful than it probably should have been, but that’s the 2017 Mets for you.

Jacob deGrom went seven innings and, aside from a rough second inning where he gave up home runs to Ryan Zimmerman and Matt Wieters, looked great. He struck out 12, walked one, and threw 112 pitches. This is exactly the kind of start the Mets needed.

Almost all the offense they needed came from the bat of Travis d’Arnaud, who blasted two home runs, provided all the offense for the first seven innings. In the eighth, the Mets scratched out two runs via an error, a few singles, and walk with the bases loaded.

The Mets almost blew the game, due to a series of perplexing bullpen decisions by Terry Collins, but closed out the game with a 1-2-3 double play started by Josh Edgin.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 233
  2. LaRomaBella: 151
  3. GophersinCNY40: 132
  4. BK_Machetero3191: 105
  5. amazins8669: 104
  6. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 91
  7. David in Politics: 87
  8. ToilinginFlushing: 86
  9. MookieTheCat: 68
  10. noahmets: 62