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New York Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur (12) (Credit: Newsday/Photo by Christopher Pasatieri)

New York Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur (12) reacts after grounding into a game ending fielders choice with the tying and winning runs in scoring position against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. The Nationals defeated the Mets 6-5.

Photos: Mets host Washington

The reeling Mets look to salvage some sort of pride as they welcome the equally-hapless Nationals to Citi Field.

Mets Daniel Murphy scores past the glove of
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Mets Daniel Murphy scores past the glove of Nationals' catcher Jamie Burke to put the Mets in the lead 1-0 in the second inning at Citi Field.

Carlos Delgado watches the game against the Washington
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Carlos Delgado watches the game against the Washington Nationals from their dugout at Citi Field, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009.

New York Mets' Jeff Francoeur, right, and teammate
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New York Mets' Jeff Francoeur, right, and teammate Josh Thole return to the dugout after being driven in when teammate Wilson Valdez tripled in the eighth inning.

New York Mets' Daniel Murphy, right, scores from
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New York Mets' Daniel Murphy, right, scores from third base on Washington Nationals' catcher Jamie Burke in the second inning of the Mets' 6-2 win.

Angel Pagan, Carlos Beltran and Jeff Francoeur celebrate
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Angel Pagan, Carlos Beltran and Jeff Francoeur celebrate the Mets 6-2 win over the Nationals.

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Francisco Rodriguez pumps his fist as the Mets
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Francisco Rodriguez pumps his fist as the Mets beat the Nationals 6-2.

John Maine pitches against the Nationals in the
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John Maine pitches against the Nationals in the first inning.

Mets starter Tim Redding delivers a pitch in
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Mets starter Tim Redding delivers a pitch in the first inning. (September 19, 2009)

Nationals starter and Long Beach native John Lannan
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Nationals starter and Long Beach native John Lannan throws a pitch in the first inning at Citi Field. (September 19, 2009)

New York Mets shortstop Wilson Valdez (4)
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New York Mets shortstop Wilson Valdez (4) completes a double play to end the top of the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.

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New York Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey (34) throws
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New York Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey (34) throws during the top of the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.

Washington Nationals pitcher J.D. Martin (60) throws in
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Washington Nationals pitcher J.D. Martin (60) throws in the top of the fourth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

New York Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey (34) reacts
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New York Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey (34) reacts after allowing a two-run home run to Washington Nationals catcher Josh Bard (7) during the top of the fifth inning at Citi Field.

New York Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur (12)
(Credit: Newsday/Photo by Christopher Pasatieri)

New York Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur (12) reacts after grounding into a game ending fielders choice with the tying and winning runs in scoring position against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. The Nationals defeated the Mets 6-5.

New York Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur (12)
(Credit: Newsday/Photo by Christopher Pasatieri)

New York Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur (12) reacts after grounding into a game ending fielders choice with the tying and winning runs in scoring position against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. The Nationals defeated the Mets 6-5.

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New York Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur (12)
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New York Mets right fielder Jeff Francoeur (12) grounds into a game ending fielders choice with the tying and winning runs in scoring position against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. The Nationals defeated the Mets 6-5.

New York Mets third baseman David Wright reacts
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New York Mets third baseman David Wright reacts after striking out in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.