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Just over a week ago, the Mets were 12 games back from the Nationals in the National League East division race and were reportedly willing to enter “sell” mode. A lot can change in a week, though. The Mets’ recent inspired play, as well as the Nationals’ inconsistencies, has shrunk the distance in the standings between the two teams to single digits.

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