New York's Backpages and Recaps from loss to Nationals

The Mets lost to the Nationals yesterday, which you can read more about on MetsBlog.com, as well as at MLB.com, the Wall Street JournalStar-LedgerBergen RecordESPN New YorkNewsday, the Daily News and New York Post.

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The Mets are off today. They begin a a three-game series against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday night, when RA Dickey faces Cliff Lee.