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Desperate Mets have only one option now

The Nationals are once again locked in a deep funk, a franchise built on three big starters going nowhere fast. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it Mets? Only the names have changed. Instead of Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin, you have Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard at the top of the rotation. Both managers, the Nationals Dave Martinez, and Mickey Callaway, hear the wolf at the door. For both teams, this series beginning Tuesday night at Nationals Park, is one of those now or never moments — get it rolling or else. The Mets seem better prepared to come out of the 19-20 mess of mediocrity they are in than the Nationals do with their terrible 16-24 start. Seems like the Mets and Nationals take turns at b ...