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Face paint melts on a young Mets fan at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

Mets vs. Nationals

The Mets lost the first two games of a three-game set with the Nationals in Washington D.C., but ended the six-game overall losing streak in the final game. (July 17-19)

Face paint melts on a young Mets fan
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Face paint melts on a young Mets fan at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez talks on
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez talks on the mound with first baseman Adam LaRoche during the third inning against the New York Mets. (July 19, 2012)

David Wright is greeted by teammates including Jordany
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David Wright is greeted by teammates including Jordany Valdespin after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

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David Wright is greeted by teammates after hitting
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David Wright is greeted by teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez delivers in
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez delivers in the second inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez wipes his
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez wipes his brow as he walks back to the dugout after grounding out in the third inning against the New York Mets. (July 19, 2012)

Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals pitches against
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Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals pitches against the New York Mets at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets pitches
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R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

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R.A. Dickey earned his 13th win of the
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R.A. Dickey earned his 13th win of the season with 7.1 innings of work against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

Ike Davis of the New York Mets celebrates
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Ike Davis of the New York Mets celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals rounds the
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Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning off the Mets' R.A. Dickey. (July 19, 2012)

David Wright of the New York Mets celebrates
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David Wright of the New York Mets celebrates with Andres Torres after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

David Wright of the New York Mets rounds
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David Wright of the New York Mets rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

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Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals gave up
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Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals gave up six runs and was taken out of the game by manager Davey Johnson in the fourth inning against the New York Mets at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

David Wright dries off during the game against
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David Wright dries off during the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

Justin Turner of the New York Mets forces
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Justin Turner of the New York Mets forces out Roger Bernadina of the Washington Nationals to start a double play at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

David Wright celebrates with teammates after hitting a
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David Wright celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (July 19, 2012)

A bolt of lightning in the sky near
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A bolt of lightning in the sky near Nationals Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and the Mets. (July 18, 2012)

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Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy puts the tag
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Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy puts the tag on Washington's Danny Espinosa for the out on an attempted steal of second base during the second inning. (July 18, 2012)

A lightning bolt in the sky near Nationals
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A lightning bolt in the sky near Nationals Park. (July 18, 2012)

Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper, right, runs
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Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper, right, runs to make the catch next to left fielder Tyler Moore on a ball hit by Lucas Duda during the second inning. (July 18, 2012)

Mets starting pitcher Chris Young throws during the
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Mets starting pitcher Chris Young throws during the first inning. (July 18, 2012)

Jordan Zimmermann throws a pitch during a game
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Jordan Zimmermann throws a pitch during a game against the Mets. (July 18, 2012)

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Chris Young throws a pitch during a game
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Chris Young throws a pitch during a game against the Washington Nationals. (July 18, 2012)

Ike Davis throws his bat after striking out
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Ike Davis throws his bat after striking out during the first inning of a game against the Mets. (July 18, 2012)

Ryan Zimmerman (11) celebrates with Danny Espinosa (8)
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Ryan Zimmerman (11) celebrates with Danny Espinosa (8) after Zimmerman scored the winning run on a wild pitch from Mets relief pitcher Pedro Beato during the 10th inning. (July 17, 2012)

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals collides with
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Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals collides with David Wright while sliding into third base for a triple in the tenth inning at Nationals Park. (July 17, 2012)

Mets relief pitcher Pedro Beato looks at the
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Mets relief pitcher Pedro Beato looks at the ball before he throws during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals. (July 17, 2012)

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Manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets
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Manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets watches batting practice before the game against the Washington Nationals. (July 17, 2012)

New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis catches
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New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis catches a fly ball hit by Washington Nationals Jesus Flores during the third inning. (July 17, 2012)

Ruben Tejada of the New York Mets throws
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Ruben Tejada of the New York Mets throws the ball to first base against the Washington Nationals. (July 17, 2012)

Jon Niese pitches against the Washington Nationals. (July
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Jon Niese pitches against the Washington Nationals. (July 17, 2012)

Jon Niese of the New York Mets pitches
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Jon Niese of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals. (July 17, 2012)

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Ross Detwiler of the Washington Nationals pitches against
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Ross Detwiler of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Mets. (July 17, 2012)

Mike Nickeas of the New York Mets cools
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Mike Nickeas of the New York Mets cools off during the game against the Washington Nationals. (July 17, 2012)

Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals throws the
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Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals throws the ball to first base against the New York Mets. (July 17, 2012)

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