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Mets Top 10 Wins of 2016: #9 – July 7 against Nationals

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Jul 7, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores (4) takes a curtain call after hitting a three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 7, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores (4) takes a curtain call after hitting a three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Our Top 10 wins of 2016 continues with #9, a 9-7 win over the Washington Nationals. For #10, click here.

The reason why I chose this game is because it was one of the more thrilling wins of the season, and one with huge implications at the time.

The Mets entered their final series of the season before the All-Star break four back of the Nats for the division lead with four to play against them at home. It was dire for the Mets to take that first game and make a statement, as Washington had generally handled their northern rivals in their first few games against them on the back of Daniel Murphy.

That our division crown push fizzled, that weekend having everything to do with it, may be the only reason I rank it so low, though 9 is my favorite number!

As I had a rare night off that July Thursday, I met up with former Editor Danny Abriano, current Editor Michelle Ioannou and former contributor Ryan Punzalan at Citi Field for a night filled with homers and nachos (I swear I am not just picking games I went to…just a coincidence I was at these first 2 games).

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