In the final game of the season—and Ryan Howard’s final game as a Phillie—the Mets lost 5-2. Gabriel Ynoa performed well in his four-inning start, but Erik Goeddel, victimized by some poor defense, could not hold the lead in the seventh. Jim Henderson coughed up another run in the eighth, and a ninth inning Met rally fell short.
The Mets’ lineup featured only a handful of starters, and most of them were removed by the end of the fourth inning. Noah Syndergaard was also held out of the game, throwing a long bullpen instead. The Mets reserves, themselves likely feeling some of the after effects of last night’s celebration, played a sloppy game with Matt Reynolds committing a fielding error and Lucas Duda committing both a fielding and throwing error. Alejandro de Aza and Kevin Plawecki had RBIs, but the offense was, on the whole, sleepy.
Of course, this game means nothing, as the Mets had already secured their place in the Wild Card game on Wednesday. The only undetermined variable remaining is their opponent. A Giants win or Cardinals loss will setup a showdown against Madison Bumgarner, while a Giants loss and a Cardinals win would necessitate a play in game.
Full recap to follow.
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