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Final score: Nationals 5, Mets 4—Banana split

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The Mets split the doubleheader and the series.

New York Mets v Washington Nationals - Game Two Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

In the second game of their day-night Sunday doubleheader, the Mets lost to the Nationals by a 5-4 score. They fell behind when the Nationals scored two in the bottom of the fourth, but they turned that 2-0 deficit into a lead on an RBI double by Juan Lagares in the sixth and a two-run home run from Brandon Nimmo.

But the Mets’ bullpen gave up two runs in the sixth and one more in the eighth, which made the lone run the Mets scored in the top of the ninth one run shy of a game-tying comeback. And the good news is that this loss doesn’t harm the Mets at all and doesn’t really help the Nationals much, either.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all. We’re having some technical difficulties with the tally, but we’re confident in making that statement for now.