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New York came very close to sweeping a doubleheader in Washington on Sunday, but the depleted squad came up just short. In Game 1, the Mets blew a 5-0 lead only to be put over the top by an Amed Rosario home run in the eighth inning.
Game 2 saw Brandon Nimmo give New York the lead in the sixth inning with his first home run of the season, but the Nationals rallied back in the bottom of the frame thanks to back-to-back bases-loaded walks by Hansel Robles and Chasen Bradford. The home team would hold on to win 5-4.
Seth Lugo looked sharp in his return to the rotation, and Matt Harvey could be the next Mets starter to come off the disabled list.
Gary Cohen is off this week, so WOR’s Wayne Randazzo will take over the SNY play-by-play from Cincinnati.
No matter how you feel about Tim Tebow, he has been a business success, helping the St. Lucie Mets set an attendance record.
Around the NL East
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 50th home run of the season to propel Miami to a sweep over San Diego.
It’s not as sexy as Stanton chasing the home run record, but Ichiro has a chance to set the single-season mark for pinch hits.
Washington’s Anthony Rendon paid homage to his hometown of Houston with his Players’ Weekend cleats.
Around the Majors
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This date in Mets history
In 1989, Frank Viola led the Mets to a win over Orel Hershisher and the Dodgers in a battle of reigning Cy Young Award winners.