Meet the Mets
The Mets saved their best performance during a deGrom start for last. They scored early and often which was a bit surprising considering how they usually fare with deGrom on the mound. Pete Alonso especially put his mark on the rout with a massive three-run blast for his 51st home run of the year. As for deGrom, he had control of the Cy Young but he put a stamp on it to leave no doubt whose name should be called after the season. He didn’t allow a run, ended 2019 with a 23-inning scoreless streak, and it was another job well done.
Unfortunately they couldn’t delay the inevitable any longer and were officially eliminated from the playoffs when the Brewers won their game.
Jacob deGrom was already the favorite to win the Cy Young, but his performance against the Marlins left no doubt he is the National League’s best pitcher.
Alonso’s home run in the second inning puts him one shy of tying Aaron Judge’s record for most home runs by a rookie.
Unfortunately for Jeff McNeil his season is over after he was hit by a pitch and suffered a fractured wrist.
J.D. Davis did not get the start against the Marlins, but he is putting up historic numbers at home this season.
Marcus Stroman was not happy with Brian Cashman’s comments and took to Twitter to voice his displeasure.
Despite the team’s failures this season Mickey Callaway believes he is still the right man for the job but only time will tell if the organization agrees.
The team was in the playoff hunt up until the final week of the season, but there were plenty of losses that doomed their season.
Around the National League East
September 25 marked three years since the passing of Jose Fernandez who is still missed in Miami.
The Nationals continued to steamroll Philadelphia.
Around Major League Baseball
Commissioner Rob Manfred finally admitted that something needs to be done with the baseball.
Domingo German’s administrative leave has been extended through the playoffs as the league investigates the domestic violence charges against him.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
The latest episode of A Pod of Their Own was brought to you LIVE from Mikkeller at the #Dollars4Dingers fundraiser.
Chris McShane argued that Jacob deGrom is the Cy Young favorite.
Steve Sypa reviewed the Columbia Fireflies 2019 season.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1975, the Mets played two twelve-inning games that had a rain delay mixed in for good measure. The doubleheader finally ended at 3:14 a.m. in Philadelphia and the Mets walked away with a split of the two games.