Tragic number at 1

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Darth Vader watched the Mets lose to the Nationals on Star Wars night at Citi Field.

Atlanta's win against Florida, coupled with the Mets' loss to Washington, sliced the tragic number for the Mets to be eliminated from postseason contention to one.

The wild-card-leading Braves (85-64) lead the Mets (71-77) by 13½ games with 14 games left in the Mets' season.