That is probably going to be a wrap for the 2015 edition of the Washington Nationals.
Stephen Strasburg was terrific through seven innings against the Mets on Wednesday night at Nationals Park, but pinch-hitter Kelly Johnson belted a game-tying solo shot off him in the top of the eighth inning and then Yoenis Cespedes put the Mets ahead for good a couple batters later with this heroic two-run shot to left-center field on a hanging Drew Storen curveball …
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That’s now 14 home runs and 36 RBI in 36 games for Cespedes since joining the Mets.
Bryce Harper slugged his second of two homers in the bottom of the eighth inning to bring Washington back within one run, but the New York offense answered with an insurance tally in the top of the ninth in what became a 5-3, series-sweeping victory for the visiting team.
New York’s lead in the National League East is up to seven games with 23 games to play.