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Mets Morning News: Mets eliminate Nationals and get deGrom a win

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Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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It was as perfect a night as the Mets have had all season. Facing their hated rivals, the Mets not only eliminated the Nationals from playoff contention, but also got their ace, Jacob deGrom a much-needed win to bolster his Cy Young chances. While deGrom pitched brilliantly as usual, the Mets finally gave him the run support to back it up. Jay Bruce lead the way as the Mets put up four runs, which was more than enough for deGrom, who gave up a mere one run in seven innings of work. The Mets won 4-2 and couldn’t have been happier.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York Times, NY Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, Bergen County Record.

Jerry Beach says Jacob deGrom’s season is reminiscent of Orel Hershiser’s 30 years ago.

Devin Mesoraco made his return to the Mets’ lineup, but don’t expect him to be around next year.

Peter Alonso hopes to compete for a roster spot next spring.

Around the National League East

The Phillies blew it against the Braves and Atlanta seems poised to lock up the NL East crown.

Former Marlin Luis Castillo pitched 8.1 scoreless innings against his former team but the Reds still lost when the Marlins beat them on a walk-off in the tenth.

Around Major League Baseball

Addison Russell has been placed on administrative leave after his ex-wife accused him of repeated spousal abuse in a blog post.

Victor Martinez will play the last game of his sixteen year career today for the Tigers.

The Orioles will fire Buck Showalter after the season, according to sources.

The Rangers didn’t even wait for the season to end, and fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday.

The Gurriel brothers became the first set of brothers to have multiple home run games on the same day in MLB history.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King has become a minority owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Astros clinched their place in the postseason with a win over the Angels.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa took a look back at the season of the Kingsport Mets.

Joe Sokolowski was back with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

This Date in Mets History

Several former Mets have their birthdays on September 22nd including Wally Backman and Vince Coleman.