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Final Score: Mets 4, Nationals 3—This team doesn’t know how to lose!

The Mets came back twice against the Nationals once again, and they beat their division rivals once again.

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The Mets followed Friday’s thrilling come-from-behind win with another one just like it, as they once again twice overcame deficits to defeat the Nationals 4-3 and pulled to just a half game behind their division rivals in the rival card hunt.

The game got off to a rough start, as Juan Soto mashed a two-run homer off of Syndergaard in the first to momentarily deflate the momentum the Mets carried into the game with them. But as has been the case numerous times during the past few weeks, the team fought back. J.D. Davis and Wilson Ramos mashed back-to-back solo home runs off Patrick Corbin to tie the game in the fourth inning, and Syndergaard settled down after that rocky first inning and ended up throwing seven innings and gave up just those two runs while striking out five.

Once Syndergaard departed, Seth Lugo entered the game in a double switch, with the plan being to let him handle the eighth and ninth innings. He retired the first two batters of the inning without much trouble, but then Soto hit another impressive bomb to right field to once again give the Nationals the lead. But these red-hot Mets just took it as another chance to make an improbable comeback, and they wasted no time in doing just that, as Luis Guillorme of all people led off the bottom of the eighth with his first career home run to tie the game. The Mets immediately got two more baserunners on thanks to an error and a single, and after a groundball out from Rosario moved the runners to third, the Nationals elected to intentionally walk Pete Alonso to face Davis with the bases loaded. Davis made them pay for that choice, as he hit a sacrifice fly to right field to give the Mets their first lead of the night. Lugo then came back out for the ninth and quickly redeemed himself, as he threw a perfect ninth inning to get the Mets their eighth win in a row.

Full recap to follow.

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