Mets: Three takeaways from Thursday’s loss to the Nats

By Danny Abriano
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Apr 22, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores (4) singles to center allowing a runner to score during the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets dealt with more bad BABIP luck

A night after seeing two balls that would’ve been home runs in any other ballpark find gloves in cavernous Marlins Park, the Mets dealt with more BABIP luck on Thursday night at home.

Over the course of Thursday’s game, there were four or five liners that the Mets hit right at the Nationals outfielders – with Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores, and Juan Lagares among those hitting into tough luck.

While the Mets dealt with tough luck, they also let Stephen Strasburg off the hook when it appeared he was about to let the game get away from him, with their bats going into hibernation mode in the third and fourth inning – before their line drives started to find gloves.

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