The Mets (24-25, 4.5 GB in the NL East) rallied again on Thursday to complete a four-game sweep of the Nationals. They begin a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers on Friday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
Here's what went down on Thursday, in case you missed it:
Given all of the team's recent injury woes, it's worth looking at who has been playing hero lately. Just this week, there was J.D. Davis, Juan Lagares and Rajai Davis all coming through with clutch hits.
The Mets placed Robinson Cano and Jeff McNeil on the injured list with respective quad and hamstring injuries. They also confirmed that Yoenis Cespedes would miss the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery following a "violent fall" at his ranch.
So how could the Mets adjust their lineup? Here are a few scenarios.
New York will be getting reinforcements soon, though. Jason Vargas will return from a hamstring injury to start Saturday night against the Tigers. And the Mets also claimed former Giants outfielder Aaron Altherr off waivers.
GM Brodie Van Wagenen showed his support for manager Mickey Callaway with a congratulatory tweet.
Pitching prospect David Peterson has made significant strides with Double-A Binghamton this season and could possibly emerge as a rotation candidate in 2020.
Meanwhile, former Mets ace Matt Harvey continued to struggle with the Los Angeles Angels, allowing eight runs and four homers in 2 2/3 innings against the Twins.