The Mets (20-22, 3.5 GB in the NL East) lost the rubber game of a three-game set against the Nationals 7-6. They begin a three-game series against the Marlins on Friday night in Miami.
Here's what went down on Thursday, in case you missed it:
Outfielder Michael Conforto suffered a concussion and will be further evaluated in New York after a collision with Robinson Cano in Thursday's game.
Carlos Gomez, who has a June 1 opt-out date, was removed from Triple-A Syracuse's game, a sign he could be nearing a call-up.
Fellow outfielder Keon Broxton said he has been "surprised" at his lack of playing time.
Jeff McNeil left Thursday's game due to ab tightness but does not sound overly concerned.
Steven Matz is set to return from the injured list over the weekend, but Jason Vargas will need one minor-league rehab start. So who could make a spot start in the rotation?
Right-handed reliever Stephen Villines has been dominating at the Double-A and Triple-A levels, and could soon be promoted to The Show.
Former MLB pitcher David Cone recalls his favorite Mets memories, including the time he talked airplane "surfing" to impress his teammates.
David Wright is serving as the honorary ambassador for the PGA Championship, and during Thursday's opening round at Bethpage Black, he said he heard "Lets go, Mets!" chants.