Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/19/12
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By Ben Standig WASHINGTON – What's the difference between urgency, pressing and panic? That's something outfielder Jason Bay pondered in the Mets clubhouse following New York's latest loss. Unless they snap out of their current slump, the Mets could experience all three soon enough. Adam LaRoche smacked a two-run home run, Steve Lombardozzi had two RBIs and the Nationals survived two ninth-inning home runs for a 4-3 win over the free-falling Mets on Wednesday night. The defeat extended the Mets' season-high losing streak to six, five of those coming after the All-Star break and all within the NL East. New York (46-45) fell eight games behind the division-leading Nationals. The Mets are now 20-25 with one game remaining before returning home. Currently in third place behind the Nationals (53-36) and Braves, the Mets have played better mostly winning to date with a "laid back" approach, Bay said. Now, times might be changing, though nobody on the Mets side is hitting the pani...
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