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Mets Morning News: Mets sweep away Nationals in dramatic fashion

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It was a strange game on both sides but a mighty blow by Carlos Gomez helped the Mets take care of business and sweep the Nationals. Steven Matz limited the damage against him and was in a position to win the game until Robert Gsellman handed the lead to Washington late. That just set the stage for Gomez who hit a three-run home run with two outs to dramatically retake the lead. Edwin Diaz handled the rest and the Mets walked away with the four-game sweep.

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Carlos Gomez was the standout in this game after struggling since his return to the Mets.

Steven Matz did not have the best outing against the Nationals, but he kept it together and put his team in a position to win which is progress for the lefty.

After the turmoil in the aftermath of the Marlins series, the Mets now look revived and have given themselves a chance to turn it around.

Mickey Callaway’s job might be safe for now but the real test will come when the team no longer gets to face the Nationals’ bullpen.

If the Mets are to keep winning, they will have to do it without both Robinson Cano and Jeff McNeil who were both placed on the injured list before the game.

To help with their thin outfield depth right now, the Mets claimed Aaron Altherr off waivers.

Yoenis Cespedes underwent surgery on his ankle which officially ends the 2019 season for him.

The National League East was supposed to be one of the stronger divisions in baseball so now what are we to make out of this struggling division (paywall alert)?

Former GM Steve Phillips thinks that Brodie Van Wagenen’s bravado from the offseason was a big mistake.

Prospect Anthony Kay has found success this season in Double-A which could stem from him throwing his changeup more.

Gil Hodges’s system was a bit unconventional but he got the most out of his players in the championship season.

Around the National League East

The Braves took down the Giants in extra innings.

The Marlins completed a sweep of the Tigers with a rally in the ninth.

The Phillies hung on to defeat the Cubs 9-7.

The bullpen once again cost the Nationals a win. Sean Doolittle is on a mission to save independent bookstores around the country.

Around Major League Baseball

The Justice Department is further investigating Major League Baseball’s operations in both Latin America and Cuba.

The Twins hit eight home runs in their win over the Angels.

The Blue Jays are reportedly calling up prospect Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio.

The Indians’ offense has cratered this season due in large part to their underwhelming offseason.

This year’s draft is inching closer and who will be the number one pick on June 3?

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian sat down with Adam Guttridge the Mets’ assistant general manager of systemic development in the lastest episode of Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1979, the Mets and Pirates game ended in a tie after thick fog reduced visibility to an unplayable level.