Taking the first of three critical against their equals for post All-Star heat.
The Mets can't always win at the last minutes. The Nats can't always lose there, either. Both need to remember that now.
Three-run deficits. Comebacks from both. Game-ending RBI. These Mets don't surrender. Yet.
Says Rookie of the Year candidate Pete Alonso of his white-hot-since-the-break Mets. But . . .
As in, a 14-4 mess Wednesday to sweep a two-game set leaving the Mess (er, Mets) 5-1 since the All-Star break.