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There were supposed to be 12 games on this Monday, but the weather robbed us of three of those, meaning one third of the league will have the day off. Nonetheless, here is everything you need to know about the day in baseball.

Monday’s scores Nats rally to steal win from Mets

Going into Monday’s series opener with the Nationals, the Mets were off to a franchise best 12-2 start to the season, and new manager Mickey Callaway had the golden touch. Every move he made worked, especially with the bullpen. Until Monday, that is.

The Mets dropped their first heartbreaker of the season Monday, as four relievers (Seth Lugo, AJ Ramos, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia) conspired to blow a 6-1 lead in the eighth inning. It was a death by a thousand cuts inning. Six runs scored without the benefit of an extra-base hit, and the go-ahead run scored on a Michael Taylor bases loaded walk.

THE NATIONALS’ EIGHTH INNING

6 runs
5 hits
3 walks
1 HBP
5 pitchers
53 pitches
37 minutes

— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) April 17, 2018

The bullpen was charged with five runs allowed — Hansel Robles allowed an insurance solo homer to Howie Kendrick in the top of the ninth — in 1 2/3 innings, wasting Jacob deGrom’s gem (the bullpen allowed two inherited runners to score, ruining DeGrom’s previously stellar pitching line).

Prior to Monday’s game Callaway’s bullpen had allowed six runs total in their previous 16 1/3 innings, then they coughed up five runs in 1 2/3 innings Monday. So it goes. What does the manager tell the team after a meltdown like that?

Callaway: “We can’t let one inning put us in a tailspin.”

— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) April 17, 2018

The Nationals, meanwhile, scored a much-needed

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