New York Mets

No lead can mess with the karma of the New York Mets team as they’ve once again come back and beaten the Washington Nationals in D.C.

Game 1

  • Mets 8 – Nationals 5
  • Win: Alvarez
  • Loss: Treinen
  • Save: Familia

Game 2

  • Mets 8 – Nationals 7
  • Win: Reed
  • Loss:Papelbon
  • Save: Familia

Game 3

  • Mets 5 – Nationals 3
  • Win: DeGrom
  • Loss: Strasburg
  • Save: Familia

By Gerard Oberle

The New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a final of 5-3 on Wednesday night.

There are message sending sweeps and then there are sweeps like the Mets just completed.

New York is now a season high seven-games in front of the Nationals with each team having only 23 games remaining on the schedule.

The Mets magic number now sits at 17.

Winning the NL East was once, not so long ago, thought to be nearly impossible for the Mets. Now, anything less would mark a heartbreaking disappointment for the team and their fans.

Though it be cliche: There is truly a new hero every night for the Mets.

Monday it was captain David Wright who came up with the late go ahead hit. Tuesday it was Kirk Nieuwenhuis who smashed a late go ahead home run. Finally, Wednesday night, it was Kelly Johnson who tied the game with a late homer, followed by folk hero Yoenis Cespedes hitting the go head/winning home run.

Make no bones about it, sweeping the Nats in the fashion that the Mets just did is an absolute dagger to the moral of the Washington Nationals.

It’s been a simply magical season for the Mets up to this point. The past three days have been, well, simply Amazin’.

The club will try to continue their success with a four game series against the pitiful Atlanta Braves running from Thursday to Friday. Bartolo Colon takes the mound for New York Thursday night, squaring off with Shelby Miller.

What will the Amazins’ do next?

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