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

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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.

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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.

Zack Wheeler gets the start in the finale against the Marlins and it very well could be his final start in a Mets uniform.

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

The Braves shut down Ronald Acuna for the rest of the season but he is expected to be ready for the playoffs. Despite missing one of their best players, Atlanta handily defeated the Royals.

September 25 marked three years since the passing of Jose Fernandez who is still missed in Miami.

The Phillies lost to the Nationals yet again as they are playing out their season. Alot went wrong for the team this season but they have the pieces to be contenders again next year.

The Nationals continued to steamroll Philadelphia.

Around Major League Baseball

Despite being awful for a good chunk of the season, the Pirates are expected to bring back manager Clint Hurdle next year.

Being paid a high salary should not equate to being the reason the team missed the playoffs and players shouldn’t be treated as commodities.

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.

The Cubs were also eliminated from the playoffs but manager Joe Maddon thinks he’ll be back with the team next year.

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.