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Matt Harvey looks on after surrendering a fourth-inning

Matt Harvey looks on after surrendering a fourth-inning home run to Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman during a game at Citi Field. (Sept. 12, 2012) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The Mets were swept by the Nationals as they lost 2-0 in the final game of a three-game series Wednesday.

Washington Nationals infielder Stephen Lombardozzi forces out Kelly
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Washington Nationals infielder Stephen Lombardozzi forces out Kelly Shoppach at second base in the second inning of a game at Citi Field. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki, left, throws out
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Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki, left, throws out Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, right, at first base during the fifth inning of a game at Citi Field. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman hits a
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Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman hits a solo home run against the Mets during a game at Citi Field. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman heads home
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Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman heads home after hitting a home run during the first inning of a game against the Mets. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Matt Harvey hands the ball to manager Terry
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Matt Harvey hands the ball to manager Terry Collins during the sixth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Matt Harvey stands in the dugout after the
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Matt Harvey stands in the dugout after the fifth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Matt Harvey sits in the dugout after leaving
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Matt Harvey sits in the dugout after leaving the game with the bases loaded with no outs in the sixth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Matt Harvey looks on after surrendering a fourth-inning
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Matt Harvey looks on after surrendering a fourth-inning home run to Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman during a game at Citi Field. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during the first
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Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Washington Nationals. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Nationals pitcher John Lannan delivers a pitch during
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Nationals pitcher John Lannan delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 12, 2012)

The Mets and the Washington Nationals line up
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The Mets and the Washington Nationals line up for the national anthem before their game at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2012)

The Mets line up for the national anthem
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The Mets line up for the national anthem before their game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2012)

R.A. Dickey pitches against the Washington Nationals at
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R.A. Dickey pitches against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Daniel Murphy celebrates after scoring a run in
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Daniel Murphy celebrates after scoring a run in the fith inning during a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Daniel Murphy celebrates after scoring a run in
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Daniel Murphy celebrates after scoring a run in the fith inning during a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Ruben Tejada scores a run in the fifth
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Ruben Tejada scores a run in the fifth inning during a game against the Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Daniel Murphy celebrates after scoring a run in
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Daniel Murphy celebrates after scoring a run in the fith inning during a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2012)

The Nationals' Tyler Moore celebrates his seventh inning
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The Nationals' Tyler Moore celebrates his seventh inning two-run home run with teammate Kurt Suzuki during a game against the Mets. (Sept. 11, 2012)

R.A. Dickey throws to first for a seventh-inning
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R.A. Dickey throws to first for a seventh-inning out during a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2012)

Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets
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Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets wears a FDNY cap during batting practice before the game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Tuesday, September 11 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City.(Photo by Jim McIsaac)

Ryan Zimmerman smacks a two run home run
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Ryan Zimmerman smacks a two run home run during the third inning. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Andres Torres watches a fan chase Ryan Zimmerman's
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Andres Torres watches a fan chase Ryan Zimmerman's third inning two run home run. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Bryce Harper can't reach a double hit by
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Bryce Harper can't reach a double hit by Andres Torres during the fourth inning. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Bryce Harper climbs the outfield wall in vain
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Bryce Harper climbs the outfield wall in vain and watches Scott Hairston's 4th inning solo home run land on the party deck. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Scott Hairston is congratulated in the Mets dugout
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Scott Hairston is congratulated in the Mets dugout after he hit a solo home run during the 4th inning. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Collin McHugh pitching in a game against
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Collin McHugh pitching in a game against the Nationals. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Ian Desmond, top, throws to first base after
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Ian Desmond, top, throws to first base after forcing Ruben Tejada out at second base to complete the double play during the first inning. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Washington Nationals' Kurt Suzuki, left, is congratulated by
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Washington Nationals' Kurt Suzuki, left, is congratulated by teammate Gio Gonzalez after hitting a solo home run during the third inning. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Ryan Zimmerman hits a two-run home run during
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Ryan Zimmerman hits a two-run home run during the third inning. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman, left, is met by
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Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman, left, is met by teammate Bryce Harper who he drove in with a two-run home run during the third inning. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Ryan Zimmerman celebrates in the dugout after he
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Ryan Zimmerman celebrates in the dugout after he hit a two-run home run during the third inning. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Kelly Shoppach misplays a foul ball hit by
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Kelly Shoppach misplays a foul ball hit by the Washington Nationals' Kurt Suzuki during the third inning. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Mets starter Collin McHugh delivers to the Washington
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Mets starter Collin McHugh delivers to the Washington Nationals during the first inning. (Sept. 10, 2012)

Gio Gonzalez pitches to the Mets during the
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Gio Gonzalez pitches to the Mets during the first inning of a baseball game at Citi Field. (Sept. 10, 2012)

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