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Final Score: Mets 6, Nationals 4 — Shoe-in

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The Mets swept their once-mighty division rivals.

Washington Nationals v New York Mets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

The Mets B-Squad took an up and down match-up with the Nationals, defeating them 6-4 in dramatic fashion. Even with a lineup full of part time role players, the Mets were able to defeat Stephen Strasburg and the beleaguered Nats’ bullpen.

Steven Matz started for the Mets, and while he gave up a lot of hard contact, limited the Nationals to just one run; a run scored in spectacularly stupid fashion, to boot. Matz went six innings, giving up one run, ten hits, and two walks, while striking out seven.

The Mets’ offense all came in the fifth and sixth innings, with the first two runs coming on sacrifice flies by Juan Lagares and Pete Alonso. The third run was driven in by Wilson Ramos, who has continued his singles-only offense.

Robert Gsellman gave up the lead in the eighth inning, allowing three runs on a walk, two singles, and a double. But the once and current Met, Carlos Gomez, ripped a three run home run to put the Mets back on top for good in the bottom of the eighth.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

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