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Final Score: Mets 7, Braves 6 - An incredible note

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In his first at bat in two months, Dom Smith closed out the season in spectacular fashion

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In one of the most improbable season endings you could ever imagine, Dominic Smith launched a walkoff three-run home run to top the Braves 7-6. Smith hadn’t had an at bat since July, after missing two months with a stress reaction in his foot, and only entered the game in the tenth. Even with Brian Snitker playing for keeps and bringing in a lefty, Smith came through anyway, launching Grant Dayton’s second pitch of the night over the right-center field wall for the spectacular finish.

There were definitely other good moments in this game - a good start from Noah Syndergaard, home runs from J.D. Davis and Joe Panik, a standing ovation for Pete Alonso - and also plenty of bad - most notably, Paul Sewald and Walker Lockett showing once again that they’re not major league caliber pitchers. It’s fitting that 2019 end with mixed bag game, complete with a moment that gives fans hope for the future despite all the frustration that led to this point. The Mets finish 86-76, and no one is glad to see them go.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 200
  2. MookiesTheMan: 126
  3. Kepler: 101
  4. stickguy: 77
  5. doctor prancer: 69
  6. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 65
  7. KinersKornerman: 50
  8. Knurk: 47
  9. AnneInFlushing: 38
  10. NateW: 35