2013 Nationals v. 1986 Mets

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This might be overkill.  We’ve compared the 2013 Nationals to the 1986 Mets before.  So has Davey Johnson.  So has ESPN.

But I was curious how the 2013 Nats compare to the 1986 Mets right now.

Well, not that good.  At this point in 1986, the Mets were 20-4.  In their 24th game on May 10, the Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 behind a solid pitching performance by Ron Darling and a home run by Gary Carter.  It was their seventh straight win giving them a 5-game lead in the National League East.

The 2013 Nationals haven’t played their best baseball yet.  But hope for a wire-to-wire sprint to the playoffs like the 1986 Mets has already faded.

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