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Final score: Nationals 5, Mets 2 - Socked by Schwarber

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A red-hot former Cub continued to beat the snot out of the Mets.

New York Mets v Washington Nationals Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

For the second straight day, the Mets were beat almost single-handedly by Kyle Schwarber. dropping the series finale 5-2 in D.C.. Schwarber, after hitting two home runs in game 2 on Saturday, went deep three times on Sunday - twice off Taijuan Walker and once off Jeurys Familia. Kevin Pillar and Pete Alonso managed home runs of their own, but the Mets couldn’t muster any more offense to match Schwarber’s barrage.

Walker definitely didn’t have his best stuff in this one, laboring through 6.1 innings and ultimately being charged with four runs. It’s possible he was laboring through an injury of some kind, as he looked uncomfortable on the mound after making a couple fantastic plays in the 2nd. At the very least, he gave the Mets some length in a game when the Mets desperately needed it. It’s just a shame the team couldn’t reward him with a win for his effort.

The Mets drop to 36-29 with the loss, still comfortably in first place in the NL East. They’ll play a doubleheader with the Braves tomorrow to start a four game series before playing four with Philadelphia later in the week.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 106
  2. Robert Van Orden: 62
  3. BK_Machetero3191: 45
  4. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 44
  5. Stengelese: 38
  6. NothingButMet: 34
  7. SwissCheez: 29
  8. LouMonte7: 25
  9. stickguy: 21
  10. CAMikey: 16