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Braves 5, Mets 0—Gentle into that good night

The Mets were shut out by the Braves in their final game of the season in a microcosm of the 2021 Mets’ season-long ineptitude on offense.

New York Mets v Atlanta Braves Photo by Edward M. Pio Roda/Getty Images

The Mets were shut out by Charlie Morton and the Braves bullpen, dropping their final game of the 2021 season by a score of 5-0. Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets, making just his second appearance of 2021, but unfortunately his second appearance did not go as well as his first. Jorge Soler led off the inning with a hooking solo homer down the left field line. The Braves added another run off Syndergaard on back-to-back hits from Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley before Syndergaard was able to put the inning to bed.

Trevor Williams gave the Mets five innings in relief, but yielded an additional three runs in the third inning. He settled down after that and Heath Hembree and the recently activated Robert Gsellman each contributed a scoreless inning, but the Mets managed just three hits the entire afternoon against Charlie Morton and the Braves bullpen. Morton went just 2 23 innings in a tune-up outing to prepare for the postseason and five Braves relievers kept the scoreless streak going for Atlanta, as the Mets offense rolled over weakly in the season finale.

GameThread Roll Call

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  3. Syndergaard’s Lunch: 90
  4. Robert Van Orden: 67
  5. doctor prancer: 47
  6. LaRomaBella: 27
  7. Notonthebandwagon: 24
  8. Stengelese: 21
  9. AnneInFlushing: 16
  10. Metsfan74: 16

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