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Mets Morning News: Extras innings near the end

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links

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Meet the Mets

The Amazins play their final game of the season this afternoon in Philadelphia, and they’re coming off a fairly riveting win. Asdrubal Cabrera’s 11th inning home run gave the Mets a 7-4 lead they wouldn’t relinquish. It was just their 70th win of the season, and fans and players alike seem pretty relieved it’s coming to an end.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, ESPN, NJ.com, Bergen Record

General manager Sandy Alderson seems to be getting pretty annoyed over all the disarray in the Mets clubhouse.

It’s a strange time for manager Terry Collins, too, who’s now forced to both look back at his past and ponder his future in baseball.

Two early favorites have reportedly surfaced to come be Collins’s replacement.

Don’t expect the Mets to spend any money this offseason? Fear not, they could still get better!

Besides it’s not all bad. Pitch-limited Seth Lugo looked pretty good in his season finale. And you can get one last look at Noah Syndergaard the curtain goes down on the season.

Around the NL East

The extra innings made the loss extra excruciating for the Phillies.

The Nationals lost to the Pirates, but a much bigger problem arose earlier in the game when Max Scherzer left with an injury.

The Marlins routed the Braves, and are giving Giancarlo Stanton as many cracks as possible to get to 60 home runs.

Last night’s game wasn’t nearly as enjoyable from Atlanta’s perspective.

Around the Majors

We found out for sure who all our playoff teams are this year. With a Brewers loss, the Rockies clinched their way into Wednesday’s National League Wild Card Game.

We also know the Twins are headed to the Bronx for the American League’s game. The Yankees will host it after losing out in the division race to the Red Sox.

Home field throughout the playoffs goes to the Dodgers. Their win yesterday assured they’ll finish with the best record in baseball.

Andrew Romine roamed all over the field for the Tigers, clocking in some time at every single position.

Matt Cain threw five dominant innings for the Giants in the last start of his career.

Pace of play issues, and now a concussion problem? Maybe MLB is more similar to the NFL than we thought.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

In case you haven’t seen, we’re doing what we can to help people affected by Hurricane Maria, and hope you do that same.

This Date in Mets History

October 1 is a special date for the 1973 Mets. The team clinched the division title on this date, with just 82 wins. They then became a major factor in the upcoming mayoral race in NYC (don’t count on that happening this year.)