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Final Score: Nationals 15, Mets 0 — Well, that escalated fast.

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Well that didn’t go as expected.

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets entered the day looking for a sweep of the Nationals, but forgot to tell their bullpen. The Mets lost the game 15-0, with 14 of the 15 runs coming in the Nats’ final two turns at bat. Despite yet another great starting pitching performance, the Met bats yet again fell silent today.

The Nationals got on the board in the sixth inning, when Trea Turner nearly hit a solo home run that, after umpire review, was confirmed to be just a double. A single from Anthony Rendon and a ground out from Juan Soto pushed Turner across for the Nationals’ first run since Wednesday.

Aside from that run, Steven Matz pitched a good game for the Mets, going seven innings, giving up five hits and one walk, while striking out seven. The Met bullpen, however, was far from fine today. Paul Sewald, Tyler Bashlor, and Corey Oswalt combined for 14 earned runs, including three home runs to Mark Reynolds, Wilmer Difo, and Adam Eaton.

The Mets could barely buy a hit today, putting up just eight base runners all day, with just three Mets recording hits.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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  10. The Nameless One: 19