In what could turn out to be Livan Hernandez's final start for the Nationals, a chance to leave as a winner and even his career record fell apart in the sixth inning. So did the Nationals' shot at a series win over the Mets.
Washington allowed four runs in the sixth, with Hernandez giving up a homer and three singles before leaving the game. Todd Coffey allowed all three inherited runners to score, and the Mets took a 6-3 lead they would hold until the end of the game.
The 6-3 loss dropped the Nationals back to a season-worst 10 games under .500 for the year, and put them four games behind the Mets for third place in the NL East.
Wilson Ramos had a pair of doubles in the loss, and Danny Espinosa went 3-for-3 with a walk.
More from the clubhouse in a little bit.