The Nationals entered their final long homestand of the season trying to erase some of the problems that cropped up on their six-game road trip to Cincinnati and Atlanta. Instead, they just continued most of them.
Ross Detwiler became the third straight Nationals pitcher to give up two home runs in a game, serving up two bombs in the first two innings. The Nationals were baffled by knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, scoring just one run off him. And they fell to 10 games under .500 with a 7-3 loss to the Mets.
Rick Ankiel hit a two-run homer for the Nationals, but they could only score three runs despite totaling 12 hits.
More from the clubhouse in a little bit.