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To the surprise of nobody, the Mets followed up yesterday’s 25-4 loss to the Nationals by losing yet again. They couldn’t capitalize on the late momentum they generated last night or the Nationals’ fluid roster, and they wound up losing 5-3. It was not for lack of effort on José Reyes’s part, however, as the infielder made a very particular sort of history when he hit two solo home runs today.

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Reyes “pitched” the eighth inning for the Mets yesterday, allowing six runs and on 48 pitches. His 54.00 career ERA is a tremendous figure that I hope never drops, and when he hit two dingers today, he achieved a historically unique and characteristically Metsian feat by becoming the first player in modern major league history to allow multiple home runs the day before hitting multiple home runs.

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That the Mets lost both games, one in historic fashion, is a perfect encapsulation of their season, their franchise, and their existence.

Staff writer, Deadspin

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