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Final Score: Mets 7, Nationals 6—Weird and meaningless win

The Mets pick up a win in a strange game against the Nationals.

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The Mets took down the Nationals Friday night, 7-6, in the opener of their 3-game series. After falling behind early, the offense surged for the one of the team’s biggest come-from-behind wins of the season, snapping a 3-game losing streak.

Travis d’Arnaud opened up the scoring with a solo home run in the second, but Robert Gsellman gave it back and then some. Adam Lind clobbered a 3-run homer in the 3rd, then a Howie Kendrick double and Victor Robles triple stretched it all the way to 6-1. By the next half inning, however, the Mets had tied it up.

Juan Lagares started it with a bunt single. Gavin Cecchini pinch hit for Gsellman and flew out. But Lagares stole second, allowing Nori Aoki to drive him home on a single. Back-to-back singles from Reyes and Cabrera plated Aoki, and d’Arnaud came up next brought everyone home with his second home run of the night. An inning later, Aoki drove home Lagares with a double to make it 7-6. The bullpen tossed four scoreless innings—backed by some stellar defense—to hold onto the lead.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  1. MetsFan4Decades: 171
  2. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 67
  3. Knurk: 54
  4. MookieTheCat: 50
  5. AnneInFlushing: 43
  6. Gina: 35
  7. IPA: 33
  8. NateW: 20
  9. David Klein: 17
  10. rock&rollchampionoftheuniverse: 14