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Two days after the road team did it, the New York Mets cooked up their own brand of comeback retaliation with an 11-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.

  • New York Mets 11 (13-4)
  • Washington Nationals 5 (9-10)
  • NL, Final, Box Score
  • Citi Field, Queens, New York

Anything you can do, I can do better. Yoenis Cespedes and the boys made sure that narrative will stick with the Washington Nationals as they leave Citi Field on Wednesday night.

After a Washington Nationals six-run eighth inning on Monday night that ultimately led to the first of two straight victories, the New York Mets blasted their divisional foes for nine runs in the eighth inning two nights later. They’ve successfully salvaged the final game of a three-game slate, coming out victorious by the final of 11-5.

It didn’t look good for the home team for seven-plus innings. Steven Matz gave up a three-spot in the first inning and New York entered the eighth down 4-2. But just like the Nats did two nights ago, the eighth inning represented the pivot point.

Entering the inning down 4-2, the Mets put up a seven spot. Todd Frazier was the catalyst as he hit home the game-tying run with a two-run RBI single with one out. Juan Lagares then smacked his own two-run double.

After a Michael Conforto walk that provided the Mets with their seventh run on the night, Yoenis Cespedes stepped to the plate and provided a prompt punctuation mark with his fifth grand slam as a Met.

Conforto started the inning. Asdrubal Cabrera ended the inning. The Nats bullpen faced 12 hitters in the inning.

Veteran righty Ryan Madson was the main culprit for the road team. All told, his final line consisted of six earned runs on five hits in just 0.2 innings.

Tanner Roark started for D.C. and pitched a quality game. Despite a few words with the home-plate umpire, he went seven innings while striking out seven and only giving up two runs on two hits. The aforementioned Matz—who gave up three runs in the first—was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the fourth.

Offensively for New York, Cespedes brings home the sparkling box score award with a 2-5, 4 RBI night. For Washington, Bryce Harper was limited to 0-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Next up for the New York Mets will be a 10-game road trip beginning in Atlanta against the Young Braves on Thursday night. First pitch comes your way a little after 7 p.m. ET on SNY.


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