New York Mets Amazin' News, 6/18/17: The Nats Have Yet To Trail at Citi Field in 2017
Jun 17, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Michael Conforto (30) is forced out at second base by Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy (20) on the first part of a game ending double play during the ninth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Yet again, that dark cloud has planted itself above Flushing, New York. The New York Mets and Michael Conforto lose to the Nats again.

Just when you thought they were out, they pull you back in. Just when the New York Mets were on a roll, they become injured and lose two straight to Daniel Murphy, Bryce Harper and the NL East-leading Washington Nationals.

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It’s a damn shame. It really is. This club just cannot stay healthy enough to even appropriately assess its own play.

On Saturday, one day after Max Scherzer dominated them, Seth Lugo took the mound and surrendered four runs in 6.2 innings. A run was given up in each of the first four innings.

Murphy finished 2-4 with a RBI and young Trea Turner led off the game with a home run, his seventh of the campaign.

Offensively for the Amazins, Yoenis Cespedes and Jay Bruce combined for seven hits, but the team didn’t hit a home run and left plenty on base.

On Sunday, Jacob deGrom takes the mound in hopes of salvaging the series for his team. He’ll be opposed by righty Joe Ross.

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Other Mets Stories, News:

  • Howie Kussoy of the New York Post writes how to big Mets bats are disappearing at the wrong time, one including Michael Conforto.
  • Dan Martin of the Post explains how this is a new Mets low.

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