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Lucas Duda congratulates John Buck on his home run during a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 21, 2013)

Mets vs. Nationals

The Mets defeated the Washington Nationals, 2-0, in the rubber game of a three-game set Sunday at Citi Field.

John Buck watches his second-inning solo home run
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John Buck watches his second-inning solo home run during a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 21, 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 at Citi Field. (April 21, 2013)

Lucas Duda congratulates John Buck on his home
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Lucas Duda congratulates John Buck on his home run during a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 21, 2013)

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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 at Citi Field. (April 21, 2013)

John Buck hits a second-inning solo home run
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John Buck hits a second-inning solo home run during a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 21, 2013)

John Buck rounds the bases after his second-inning
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John Buck rounds the bases after his second-inning solo home run off Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann during a game at Citi Field. (April 21, 2013)

Mike Baxter hits a sacrifice fly to center
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Mike Baxter hits a sacrifice fly to center to score David Wright in the fourth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 21, 2013)

Dillon Gee fouls out to center with bases
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Dillon Gee fouls out to center with bases loaded in the fourth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 21, 2013)

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Jordany Valdespin slides safely into second base ahead
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Jordany Valdespin slides safely into second base ahead of the tag from Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond in the first inning of a game at Citi Field. (April 21, 2013)

David Wright draws a walk in the fourth
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David Wright draws a walk in the fourth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 21, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner delivers to the
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Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner delivers to the plate. (April 20, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner delivers to the
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Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner delivers to the plate. (April 20, 2013)

Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper is congratulated
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Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper is congratulated at home by Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth after hitting a two run home in the top of the third. (April 20, 2013)

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Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond rounds the bases
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Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond rounds the bases in the top of the second after hitting a solo homer. (April 20, 2013)

Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa hits a
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Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa hits a double in the top of the second. (April 20, 2013)

Mets third baseman David Wright unloads a triple
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Mets third baseman David Wright unloads a triple to right in the bottom of the fourth. (April 20, 2013)

Mets second baseman Justin Turner puts the tag
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Mets second baseman Justin Turner puts the tag on Nationals first baseman Chad Tracy in the top of the fourth. (April 20, 2013)

Mets third baseman David Wright is caught in
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Mets third baseman David Wright is caught in a run down by Washington Nationals third baseman Chad Tracy. (April 20, 2013)

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FLUSHING MEADOWS - MARCH 20, 2013: New York
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FLUSHING MEADOWS - MARCH 20, 2013: New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (28) with an rbi hit in the bottom of the fourth. Washington Nationals at NY Mets baseball.

Mets center fielder Collin Cowgill hits an RBIS
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Mets center fielder Collin Cowgill hits an RBIS single in the bottom of the fourth. (April 20, 2013)

Mets second baseman Justin Turner hits an RBI
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Mets second baseman Justin Turner hits an RBI in the bottom of the fourth. (April 20, 2013)

Daniel Murphy of the Mets throws to first
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Daniel Murphy of the Mets throws to first base for the second out of the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals. (April 19, 2013)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets jumps for a
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Mets jumps for a catch for the first out of the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

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Matt Harvey of the Mets reacts to the
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Matt Harvey of the Mets reacts to the final out of the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

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The scoreboard is seen after the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Matt Harvey of the Mets looks on from
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Matt Harvey of the Mets looks on from the dugout during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Christian Hoheb, 7, from Farmington, Conn., shows his
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Christian Hoheb, 7, from Farmington, Conn., shows his support for Matt Harvey of the Mets after the Mets defeated the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Daniel Murphy of the Mets reacts after getting
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Daniel Murphy of the Mets reacts after getting the second out of the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

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Lucas Duda of the Mets watches his sixth-inning
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Lucas Duda of the Mets watches his sixth-inning home run against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Lucas Duda of the Mets watches his sixth-inning
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Lucas Duda of the Mets watches his sixth-inning home run against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Ike Davis of the Mets celebrates his sixth-inning
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Ike Davis of the Mets celebrates his sixth-inning home run against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Ike Davis of the Mets celebrates his sixth-inning
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Ike Davis of the Mets celebrates his sixth-inning home run against the Washington Nationals with teammate John Buck at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Lucas Duda of the Mets watches his sixth-inning
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Lucas Duda of the Mets watches his sixth-inning home run against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

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Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals delivers a
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Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals delivers a pitch against the Mets at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Matt Harvey of the Mets delivers a pitch
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Matt Harvey of the Mets delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

GOOD COMPANY Wheeler was drafted in 2009, the
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Wheeler was drafted in 2009, the same year as Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout. Last season, Trout finished second in AL MVP voting and won the Rookie of the Year award, while Strasburg led the Nationals to the best record in MLB. |

Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals delivers a
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Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals delivers a pitch against the Mets at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Matt Harvey of the Mets delivers a pitch
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Matt Harvey of the Mets delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

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Matt Harvey of the Mets delivers a pitch
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Matt Harvey of the Mets delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Matt Harvey of the Mets delivers a pitch
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Matt Harvey of the Mets delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Matt Harvey of the Mets delivers a pitch
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Matt Harvey of the Mets delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Matt Harvey of the Mets delivers a pitch
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Matt Harvey of the Mets delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth talks with
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Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth talks with fans during batting practice before a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg walks around
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg walks around the batting cage after hitting during batting practice before a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, center, watches his
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Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson, center, watches his team during batting practice before a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

Terry Collins watches batting practice before a game
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Terry Collins watches batting practice before a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (April 19, 2013)

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