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Mets: Top 5 most crushing losses of 2017

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Justin Turner
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Justin Turner
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WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 30: Anthony Rendon
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 30: Anthony Rendon

1. April 30 vs Nationals. Final Score: 23-5.

You always hope for your team to win, but history is history, and on this day, history was definitely on the Nationals’ side when they destroyed the Mets, 23-5. This was easily the worst game of the Mets season. It started out by Noah Syndergaard, of all people, being ineffective against the Nats in the first inning. It got worse in the second, when the worst thing possible happened and Syndergaard tore his lat. He’d miss all of May, June, July, August and most of September.

After that, this was a pure home run fest with the Nationals hitting seven and the Mets hitting two. Three of those home runs came from Anthony Rendon, who drove in 10 runs, just two shy of the record, which has stood for nearly a century.

This was an all-around bad game for the Mets, who gave also gave up 23 hits, and each pitcher gave up at least three runs, including Kevin Plawecki. Even so, it’s tough to look at the box score and not laugh, or watch the game and not in one way or another marvel at the feat.

Next: Mets catchers have shown good signs in final month

Hopefully the Mets will have many more fun and exciting games next season, but as the winning team.

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