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Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang delivers against the (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang delivers against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Mets vs. Nationals

The Mets were swept by the Washington Nationals after falling, 7-2, in the final game of a four-game series Thursday at Citi Field.

Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman runs to the dugout
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Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman runs to the dugout after hitting a home run in the first inning off Mets' starting pitcher pitcher Aaron Harang. (Sept.12, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang delivers against the
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Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang delivers against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper bats in the first
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper bats in the first inning against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

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Aaron Harang stands on the mound after giving
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Aaron Harang stands on the mound after giving up a first-inning home run to Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark delivers against
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark delivers against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark delivers against
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark delivers against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper bats in the first
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper bats in the first inning against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang delivers against the
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Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang delivers against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark delivers against
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark delivers against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Mets' Daniel Murphy follows through on his RBI
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Mets' Daniel Murphy follows through on his RBI double to deep right in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Mets' Eric Young rounds third base on his
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Mets' Eric Young rounds third base on his way to score on an RBI double hit by Daniel Murphy in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark delivers against
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark delivers against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper tosses his bat and
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper tosses his bat and his helmet after he struck out swinging in the first inning against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

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Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang delivers against the
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Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang delivers against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper tosses his bat after
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper tosses his bat after he struck out looking in the first inning against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper tosses his bat and
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper tosses his bat and his helmet after he struck out swinging in the first inning against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

Two wild mustangs will be standing in front
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Two wild mustangs will be standing in front of the entrance to Citi Field, as Chip did last year, for the Mets' second annual "Hooves on First" day. The franchise partnered up with the Seraphim12 Foundation, a nonprofit based in Locust Valley.

Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang delivers against the
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Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang delivers against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept.12, 2013)

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Zack Wheeler delivers a pitch during a game
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Zack Wheeler delivers a pitch during a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Zack Wheeler delivers a pitch during a game
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Zack Wheeler delivers a pitch during a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Dan Haren delivers a
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Dan Haren delivers a pitch during a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2013)

As part of 9/11 pre-game ceremonies at Citi
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As part of 9/11 pre-game ceremonies at Citi Field, the 9/11 Memorial Survival Tree Program donated seedlings from the Survivor Tree amid the ruins of the World Trade Center. One seedling each was donated to three communities that have overcome tragedy. Memorial president and CEO Joe Daniels made the presentation. (Sept. 11, 2013)

The Mets and the Washington Nationals line the
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The Mets and the Washington Nationals line the field during the singing of the national anthem before a game at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2013)

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Lee Ielpi, the president of the September 11
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Lee Ielpi, the president of the September 11 Families Association and co-founder of the 9/11 Tribute Center and a retired member of the FDNY, throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a game against the Mets and the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Lee Ielpi, the president of the September 11
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Lee Ielpi, the president of the September 11 Families Association and co-founder of the 9/11 Tribute Center and a retired member of the FDNY, throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a game against the Mets and the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 11, 2013)

The screen at Citi Field is seen during
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The screen at Citi Field is seen during the Mets batting practice before the baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2013)

A drawing of the Twin Towers is seen
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A drawing of the Twin Towers is seen outside Citi Field on Wednesday before the baseball game between the Mets and the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud wears a New York
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Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud wears a New York Police Department cap honoring the first responders on 9/11 at practice before the game against the Washington Nationals in a baseball game at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2013)

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Mets' Josh Satin wears a New York Police
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Mets' Josh Satin wears a New York Police Department cap honoring the first responders on 9/11 at practice before the game against the Washington Nationals in a baseball game at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Mets' Eric Young wears a Port Authority Police
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Mets' Eric Young wears a Port Authority Police cap honoring the first responders on 9/11 at practice before the game against the Washington Nationals in a baseball game at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Mets manager Terry Collins wears a New York
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Mets manager Terry Collins wears a New York Police Department cap honoring the first responders on 9/11 at practice before the baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Mets' Lucas Duda wears a New York Police
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Mets' Lucas Duda wears a New York Police Department cap honoring the first responders on 9/11 at practice before the game against the Washington Nationals in a baseball game at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2013)

A depiction of the Twin Towers is seen
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A depiction of the Twin Towers is seen outside Citi Field on Wednesday before the baseball game between the Mets and the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 11, 2013)

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A depiction of the Twin Towers is seen
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A depiction of the Twin Towers is seen outside Citi Field on Wednesday before the baseball game between the Mets and the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 11, 2013)

A depiction of the Twin Towers is seen
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A depiction of the Twin Towers is seen outside Citi Field on Wednesday before the baseball game between the Mets and the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 11, 2013)

Omar Quintanilla singles in the third inning of
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Omar Quintanilla singles in the third inning of a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Omar Quintanilla throws to first base for an
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Omar Quintanilla throws to first base for an out to end the top of the fifth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Travis d'Arnaud singles to center in the fourth
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Travis d'Arnaud singles to center in the fourth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 10, 2013)

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Eric Young lines out to center in the
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Eric Young lines out to center in the third inning of a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Justin Turner hits an RBI single in the
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Justin Turner hits an RBI single in the fourth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Travis d'Arnaud grounds out in the second inning
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Travis d'Arnaud grounds out in the second inning of a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Matt den Dekker steals second base against Steve
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Matt den Dekker steals second base against Steve Lombardozzi of the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann delivers a
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann delivers a pitch during a game against the Mets. (Sept. 10, 2013)

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Dillon Gee reacts after giving up a first-inning
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Dillon Gee reacts after giving up a first-inning home run to Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Dillon Gee reacts after giving up a first-inning
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Dillon Gee reacts after giving up a first-inning home run to Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Dillon Gee delivers a pitch during a game
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Dillon Gee delivers a pitch during a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Dillon Gee delivers a pitch during a game
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Dillon Gee delivers a pitch during a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Travis d'Arnaud is seen in the dugout during
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Travis d'Arnaud is seen in the dugout during a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 9, 2013)

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Terry Collins takes the ball from pitcher Tim
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Terry Collins takes the ball from pitcher Tim Byrdak in the eighth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Zach Lutz draws a walk in the ninth
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Zach Lutz draws a walk in the ninth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 9, 2013)

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