In their final game of the 2012 season, the Mets beat the rival Miami Marlins. Jeremy Hefner didn't quite throw a complete-game shutout, but he did put together a good start to end his season. In seven-and-one-third innings, Hefner struck out seven, walked two, and allowed just a pair of runs.
As for the Mets' hitters, Andres Torres hit a solo home run in the fourth, Scott Hairston hit a two-run home run in the fifth, and Ike Davis hit a solo home run — his 32nd of the season — in the sixth. Elvin Ramirez and Manny Acosta pieced together the rest of the eighth inning, and Bobby Parnell took over for a clean one-two-three save. He ended the season by striking out Bryan Petersen on a ball in the dirt.
We knew it was over when...
The Mets got out of the eighth inning with their lead intact.
As far as losing Mets seasons go, this one was one of the more enjoyable. Thanks for reading.