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The Mets (53-59) open a three-game series with the first-place Nationals (60-50) on Tuesday in Washington at 7:05 p.m.

Zack Wheeler (6-8, 3.60 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Gio Gonzalez (6-7, 3.88 ERA) for Washington.

At the Mets' complex in Florida, Matt Harvey is scheduled to continue his rehab from Tommy John surgery by throwing 25 pitches from the mound.

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The Mets fell to the Giants by the score of 4-3 on Monday afternoon at Citi Field >> Read more at MetsBlog, ESPN,, Newsday, New York Post and Daily News...

Bobby Abreu was designated for assignment Monday night.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Jenrry Mejia dealt with a back issue during his outing on Monday, but downplayed it after the game.

Jacob deGrom was named the NL Rookie of the Month for July, during which he went 4-1 with a 1.39 ERA.

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