Mets work more magic, rally past Nats for 8th win in row

Stephen Strasburg passes Steve Rogers for franchise strikeout record

Stephen Strasburg passes Steve Rogers for franchise strikeout record

Hard to believe for a team that seemed cooked only a month ago, but the New York Mets and their fans are feeling like serious contenders. He bounced back from a disastrous, three-run inning in the fourth and struck out newly-minted Met Joe Panik, Marcus Stroman, and J.D. Davis, bringing his numbers up to 1,625 strikeouts overall.

Conforto went 2-for-5 with an RBI and helped hand Sean Doolittle his fifth blown save of the season.

The Mets have won eight straight games and 15 of their past 16 dating back to July 25 to move within a half-game of the Nationals, who lead the NL wild-card race. This was the third baseman's first four-hit showing in what has been a lovely season to date.

NY took two of three from the Nationals and will start a three-game series against the NL East-leading Braves in Atlanta on Tuesday. First pitch for the contest is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.at Citi Field. The buzz died a bit after Soto's first-inning homer, but Davis and Ramos got it rocking again in the fourth.

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Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over seven innings.

The loss ended the Mets winning streak at eight.

The Mets have an off day on Monday before they begin a three-game series against the Braves in Atlanta on Tuesday.

"Call me superstitious, but I think it's about who takes the card out", Callaway said. The club will evaluate him Sunday before laying out a next step, but manager Dave Martinez said Scherzer will likely throw at least one more bullpen before getting into a game. DeSclafani is 2-0 with a 2.17 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals. He'll try to stay hot against National RHP Aníbal Sanchez (7-6, 3.67) in Sunday's series finale.

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