The Mets finally snapped their six-game losing streak against no less than the vaunted Nationals. Victory was bittersweet though, as the Mets were forced to place Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day DL with a hamstring injury before the game. There were positive signs for the Mets, as they won behind seven runs, finally showing some offensive life. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, MLB.com, Newsday, NJ.com, Bergen County Record. Many writers thought Terry Collins deserved praise for his gutsy-call to use Josh Edgin as his closer. Noah Syndergaard is on track to start this Sunday, despite his tired arm. Doc Gooden finally received a key to the city over thirty
Dwight Gooden, an integral part of the New York Mets' 1986 World Series championship, missed the team's ticker-tape parade that year because he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Among those on hand to honour four-time MLB All-Star Gooden were former team-mates Darryl Strawberry, Jesse Orosco and Bobby Ojeda.