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Final Score: Nationals 4, Mets 3—Superhero Cameo

Syndergaard throws spotless first inning in extra inning

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

Noah Syndergaard made a blink-and-you’d-miss-it cameo in his first major league appearance since April 30. Syndergaard hit 99 MPH on the gun over his five pitch appearance. The Nationals made some solid contact, but Daniel Murphy grounded into a double play to end Syndergaard’s brief return.

The Mets jumped out to an early lead by plating three in the bottom of the third inning against Stephen Strasburg. A Brandon Nimmo RBI double opened the scoring, then Kevin Plawecki followed with a two-run single that just squirted through the infield.

Matt Harvey, who came on in relief of Syndergaard to start the second, began solidly, but surrendered a two-run home run to Adam Lind in the fourth and a solo shot to Mat Wieters in the fifth to tie the game.

The Met bullpen performed admirably from there, while the offense managed only one baserunner against the Washington pen through the ninth. Daniel Murphy led off the top of the tenth for the Nats, and it wasn’t exactly a surprise when he hit one off of the batter’s eye in dead center to provide yet another unhappy recap for his former team.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  4. MookieTheCat: 57
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  6. AnneInFlushing: 36
  7. BK_Machetero3191: 30
  8. stickguy: 23
  9. Gina: 21
  10. NateW: 15