New York Mets

Behind Noah Syndergaard and three home runs in the third-inning, the New York Mets have swept the Washington Nationals three straight.

In the ninth-inning with Tyler Clippard on the mound looking for a save, fans at Citi Field were chanting “we want first place.”

You ask, you shall receive. First place is exactly what they got as their New York Mets (55-50) handled business against the Washington Nationals (54-49) tonight by the final of 5-2.


The win completed a three-game series sweep of the then first-place Nats. Now, both teams are virtually locked atop the division.

Noah Syndergaard, like a broken record, was dominant yet again. He struck out nine over eight-innings while only surrendering two runs and scattering eight hits. His biggest K came with his final pitch by getting Bryce Harper to swing through a hard one.

Just as equally dominating tonight were the Mets bats as they exploded for five runs on three home runs in the third-inning against Jordan Zimmerman.

Curtis Granderson got is started with a two-run blast. Then, Daniel Murphy his a solo shot of his own. Finally, Lucas Duda continued his torrid hitting with another two-run shot as he turned on a pitch that seemed physically impossible.

Duda now has nine home runs in his last eight games. Even Wilmer Flores made an entrance in the bottom of the eighth to smack a double off the wall.

Next up for the Mets will be the Marlins in Miami tomorrow night.

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