The Mets got off to a quick start in the top of the first inning in the season finale, as Pete Alonso followed a Brandon Nimmo infield single with a long home run to left field. That 2-0 lead would not hold up long.
The Nationals got one back in the bottom of the first before exploding for 11 more runs over the next two innings. Seth Lugo only recorded one out in the second inning, as Washington sent 10 batters to the plate and scored five before Chasen Shreve got the Mets out of the frame.
The third inning was even worse for the Mets, as Brad Brach opened the frame by walking three straight batters before yielding to Steven Matz, who completed his ugly season by walking in a run and surrendering a pair of home runs—including a grand slam to Trea Turner—in the six-run inning.
From there, a parade of Mets relievers mostly continued walking batters and surrendering runs, until nine innings of baseball were mercifully completed.
Full recap to follow.
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