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The Game 1 win was only the Mets’ fourth in their last 21 games at Citi Field . ... Nick Wil­liams had three hits and is hit­ting .467 with run­ners in scor­ing po­si­tion since June 14. ... Maikel Franco home­red and had hit in six straight games bat­ting out of the eight hole. “I re­ally like him in that spot,” Kapler said of Franco. “I like that he’s kind of forced to be pa­tient with the pitcher be­hind him. He’s not al­ways go­ing to get some­thing to hit early in the count. Some­times they are go­ing to be con­sid­er­ing the fact that the pitcher is be­hind him. And so there­fore they are go­ing to force him to see the ball a lit­tle bit longer.” Ah, but the strat­egy turned in Game 2, as with two on and two out, the Mets in­ten­tion­ally walked Franco in the fifth in­ning. That’s OK, pitcher Aaron Nola promptly sliced a three-run dou­ble to right.

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