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The New York Mets, led by rookie manager Mickey Callaway, are now an impressive 6-1 after coming back twice and defeating the Washington Nationals.

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Are these guys serious? Sure, it’s only seven games, but forget the impressive 6-1 mark you’re currently laying your eyes on. It’s so much more than that.

Everything rookie manager Mickey Callaway is touching instantly turns into New York Mets gold and it happened again on Saturday afternoon down in Washington D.C. in a phenomenal 3-2 victory over the NL East champion Nationals.

Twice the Metropolitans overcame deficits en route to their sixth win of the season and it all came together in the seventh inning.

Trailing by one and after an Amed Rosario single, Asdrubal Cabrera doubled to deep right field and down the line. The speedy Rosario beat a nicely done relay and play at the plate to tie the game.

Then, two batters later with Todd Frazier up, Callaway had Michael Conforto on the move from first to second. Frazier’s up the middle ground out prevented a double play and allowed Cabrera to scoot home with the go-ahead and eventual game-winning run.

Steven Matz received the ball to kick this one off. His second start of the season turned out much better than the first. All told, he went five innings, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out eight. He did give up an unearned run in the bottom of the fifth.

Reliever Hansel Robles relented the other run, coming in the next inning, the sixth. But each time the Nats scored, the Mets responded.

In the top of the sixth, catcher Travis d’Arnaud singled in Todd Frazier and in the top of the seventh, the aforementioned game-tying and go-ahead runs were manufactured by clutch, smart baseball.

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A.J. Ramos, Jacob Rhame, Jerry Blevins and Jeurys Familia wrapped this baby up with three innings of no-run baseball. Familia notched his fourth save. Robles picked up the fortunate win.

On the home-team side, starter Gio Gonzalez put forth five innings of no-run ball prior to the top of the fifth. He finished the day relenting one run on six hits while striking out six in 5.1 innings pitched.

At the plate, Bryce Harper was limited to a 1-3 day but did strike first in the game with a solo shot off Robles in the fifth. The Mets hitting star of the afternoon was the entire lineup for the way they manufactured runs and battled each time a deficit was presented—while doing it without the use of the home run. Jay Bruce and Cabbie each collected two hits.

Next up for the 6-1 Mets will be these very same Nats on Sunday night in D.C. First pitch to come your way at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

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