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The Mets closed out their season series with the Nationals with a win in D.C. Steven Matz was not at his sharpest but the offense backed him up. Jeff McNeil had another big day at the plate as did Michael Conforto who had a bases-clearing triple to give the Mets the lead. The bullpen allowed the Nationals to get back in it, but eventually they shut the door to take the series.
Despite the poor outing from Steven Matz, the lefty has taken a step forward this season and was able to make thirty starts this year.
David Wright is set to be activated this week, and although they were teammates for only a short amount of time, Neil Walker is happy Wright will be able to play in front of the home crowd again.
Mickey Callaway will try and get Wright a pinch-hit appearance before he starts Saturday’s game.
The fans will have to wait to hear the captain’s thoughts about this final homestand since he is not allowed to speak to the media.
Jacob deGrom is by all accounts having a fantastic season, but he is not the first Met to lead the league is WAR and have a sub .500 record. Jon Matlack accomplished that feat in 1974.
Mark Shapiro is rumored to be in the running for the new GM position, but it is looking unlikely that he will get the position.
Around the National League East
The Phillies were eliminated from Wild Card contention with their loss to the Braves.
Erick Fedde was not very good in the Nationals’ loss to the Mets.
Around Major League Baseball
Adrian Beltre and Chase Utley both said their farewells to their home crowds since both will be retiring at the end of the year.
This Date in Mets History
The 1969 Mets clinched the NL East with a 6-0 win over the Cardinals.