Meet the Mets
It’s been a lost season to say the least, but the Mets said goodbye to Citi Field for the year on a high note. Robert Gsellman pitched well for six innings, the bullpen did not surrender a run, and the offense exploded late to seal the win. Travis d’Arnaud drove in the first three Mets runs and then Dominic Smith drove in the next three with a mighty blast off the bench. This was not the sendoff fans were envisioning when the season started, but most likely a few Mets have stepped through the Citi Field doors for the last time.
Terry Collins most likely managed his last game at Citi Field and he reflected on the time he spent managing from the home dugout.
Despite the wrong turn the season took, Terry Collins deserved a better sendoff than what he got.
When the Mets begin their new manager search, there are certain traits he should possess if he wants to run the team effectively next season.
Another former Met’s name has popped up as a potential candidate for manager.
Jose Reyes’s return to Cit Field could be at an end as well, although he would prefer to stay.
Since the starting pitching was so volatile this season, the plan going forward could be to build a strong bullpen.
Dominic Smith hit a bomb in his pinch-hit appearance, but he had been struggling up to that point. He plans to learn from the failures of this season to help him better prepare for the season ahead.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
Despite a roller coaster season, the Cubs once again clinched their division.
Yesterday at AA
Alex Lamport covered the Dan Warthen rumors.
David Capobianco wondered why the Mets haven’t been giving Gavin Ceechini more playing time.
This Date in Mets History
In 2008, the Mets closed Shea Stadium’s doors with a loss that eliminated them from playoff contention.