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Two leads blown, and another back-breaking loss at Turner Field. Erik Goeddel got the Mets into a jam in the bottom of the 10th, one from which Josh Smoker couldn’t quite escape. The loss snapped a six-game winning steak for the Mets. They’ll play their last game at Turner Field this afternoon.
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The game came down to some questionable Terry Collins strategy, and even he admitted it.
Despite the loss, the Mets are still in good position, and they have a pair of reinforcements on the mound to thank.
But they may not have to rely on them for much longer.
The Mets don’t think signing Tim Tebow will be a distraction.
Around the Wild Card
It was a bad night in the Wild Card race, too, as the Cardinals used some late-inning magic to get a win and leapfrog the Mets in the standings.
The Giants won, too, putting the Mets a game-and-a-half behind them for home field in a potential Wild Card game.
Around the NL East
The Marlins offense was feeble against the Dodgers, getting only two late hits (more on that later).
The Nationals beat the Phillies thanks to one big swing from Bryce Harper.
As for those Phillies, well, at least fans can count on their team’s punctuality.
Around the Majors
Rich Hill threw a perfect game—for seven innings. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts took him out of the game, and the bullpen gave up a hit.
Even though Hill didn’t get a chance to complete the perfect game, this Yasiel Puig catch to keep to perfect game bid alive is worth the watch.
Yankees rookie catcher Gary Sanchez hit one of the most talked-about sacrifice flies in baseball history.
The Red Sox playoff push is in full swing, and that means no playing time for their up-and-coming prospect.
This Date in Mets History
September 11th is a dark day for everybody, but 35 years before the attacks a Hall-of-Famer made his Mets debut. 19-year-old Nolan Ryan made a relief appearance in a game against the Braves. He recorded his first two of 5,714 career strikeouts, and has made Mets fans wonder what could have been if he had stayed with the team.