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Mets Morning News: National disaster

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Meet the Mets

A rainout would have been nice. Instead, the skies cleared up and Mets lost to the Nationals once again. Washington got the jump on Seth Lugo, and the Mets offense couldn’t quite come back, leading to a 7-4 loss.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Daily News, New York Post, Newsday,,, ESPN, Faith and Fear in Flushing

This was the Nationals’ sixth straight win at Citi Field. It leaves some to wonder how much of a “rivalry” the two teams really have.

Despite the losing streak, Terry Collins promises this series won’t make or break the season.

Two the team’s biggest contributors so far this season have suddenly become non-factors.

The one bright spot for the Mets Saturday was Yoenis Cespedes. But as planned, despite the circumstances, he won’t be on the field Sunday.

Around the NL East

The Braves clawed back and beat the Marlins in an extra innings walk-off.

For the Marlins, multiple parties were to blame for the loss.

The Phillies are having a rough time. They lost again to the Diamondbacks Saturday afternoon.

You know the Nationals won. What you might not have noticed is how nice Bryce Harper was to his dad.

Around the Majors

Tigers DH extraordinaire Victor Martinez is out of the hospital, but still needs more rest.

He’s not headed to the Hall of Fame, but Pete Rose has gotten officially memorialized in Cincinnati.

Also in Cincinnati were the Dodgers, and Cody Bellinger, and Cody Bellinger’s absurdly hot bat.

Manny Machado had a really excellent day.

A pair of starters from AL West teams have been placed on the disabled list.

The Twins signed their number one overall pick from the draft this past week.

The Athletics traded Trevor Plouffe to the Rays for cash considerations.

This Date in Mets History

Remember five years ago when R.A. Dickey suddenly became a Cy Young Award winner? This was right around the time of year he hit the peak of his sudden powers. On this date in 2012, he threw his second consecutive one-hitter.