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Final Score: Nationals 7, Mets 6 — Too little, too late

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A rough first inning and a pair of injuries spell doom for the Mets in Washington.

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When it comes to the Mets 7-6 loss against Washington, things started out just about as badly as it could. Beyond the fact that Zack Wheeler allowed six runs on 11 hits, four of them coming in the first inning, the Mets saw Jeff McNeil and Michael Conforto leave the game due to abdominal tightness and a collision, respectively.

Before his untimely departure, Michael Conforto did manage to tie the game at four in the top of the third inning with his ninth home run of the season. Another spot of bright news is that the other half of Conforto’s collision, Robinson Cano, had a solid afternoon at the plate. After not collecting a hit in the first two games of the series, Cano collected a trio of hits including an RBI double in the third before being driven in on Conforto’s home run.

Following a period of hibernation, the Mets’ bats came alive in the top of the ninth against Sean Doolittle as two runs came home thanks to a pair of singles from Wilson Ramos and Juan Lagares. Unfortunately, Keon Broxton struck out swinging after Robinson Cano loaded the bases to end the game.

Full recap to follow.

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