That’s All, Folks (Until Friday): Curtis Blasts Mets to Victory

In the last game of the season, Jacob deGrom, Bartolo Colon, Logan Verrett and Jon Niese held the Nationals hitless through seven and two thirds innings in the Mets 90th victory of the season. Rookie Clint Robinson stemmed the tide in the seventh inning, hitting a line drive grounder off Ruben Tejada’s knee and into right field.

Tanner Roark pitched six innings of three-hit ball, striking out six Mets. Both hits and runs were hard to come by for both teams, as the offense was virtually silent.

That is, until Curtis Granderson broke through in the bottom of the eighth, hitting a solo homer over a saddened Michael Taylor to straight-away center field.

Jeurys Familia shut things down in the ninth inning for his 43rd save of the year, tying Armando Benitez for the Mets’ single season record.

The Mets have announced that Jacob deGrom will start on Friday, Noah Syndergaard on Saturday, and Matt Harvey on Monday for the first three games of the NLDS. It gets a little more complicated if a fourth game is necessary: Steven Matz is the favorite to start, however it is unknown if his back will be ready-in that case, either Bartolo Colon will be removed from the bullpen to start, or deGrom will start on only three days of rest. Losing home field advantage to the Dodgers yesterday, the Mets will be going to Los Angeles for the first two games of the series, with hopes to move on to the NLCS at home. The time for each game is unknown at this point, but will soon be posted to the mlb.com postseason schedule.

It’s our time, Mets fans. The east is ours. Celebrate, rejoice, and don’t sleep on your couch this week. We’re headed for October baseball.

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2 comments

  1. tomefran

    When teams clinch the division early, this is what can happen. The Mets are now limping into the post-season, when just a few weeks ago they were on fire. I’m a little concerned that they may not be able to jump start the offense, especially against the arms they will be facing, on the road. You can’t just flip on a switch.

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    • Matt

      I am relatively concerned as well. I think Cespedes anchored the lineup, and when he started..underperforming?…the team didn’t seem as confident as a whole. Being no-hit can’t be good for a team’s confidence going into the playoffs, but we must keep in mind that it was Max Scherzer against a second-tier Mets lineup. Kershaw and Greinke are difficult pitchers, no doubt, but I realistically think the Mets stand a good chance to move on to the NLCS…the Cardinals are a whole different monster, cross that bridge when we get to it.

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