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Walker shines, but Mets fall flat

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The Mets led for most of the game, but they ultimately lost.

Miami Marlins v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

In their penultimate home game of the season, the Mets scored a couple of runs relatively early and got seven scoreless innings out of Taijuan Walker. But after Walker allowed a couple of baserunners in the seventh, Seth Lugo took over and allowed both of those runners plus one of his own to score, putting the Mets behind. The team didn’t overcome the one-run deficit.

Given the relatively meaningless nature of the game, it wasn’t all that frustrating. But it felt like the type of game the Mets would have lost to the Marlins even if the season hadn’t already fallen apart and it had instead been a meaningful game in September.

On the field, the highlight of the night was undoubtedly the solo shot off the bat of Michael Conforto, one that left the bat at 111 miles per hour and traveled 469 feet. And for those who were watching from home, a particularly energetic Jerry Seinfeld sat in with Gary, Keith, and Ron for a bit in the booth.

Box scores

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-illar of the day

Jonathan Villar went 0-for-4, while Kevin Pillar went 1-for-1 in a pinch hitting appearance. -illar of the day: Kevin Pillar Pillar went 1

Win Probability Added

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What’s WPA?

Big Mets winner: Taijuan Walker, +31.6% WPA
Big Mets loser: Seth Lugo, -52.5% WPA
Mets pitchers: -17.7% WPA
Mets hitters: -32.3% WPA
Teh aw3s0mest play: Michael Conforto hits a solo home run in the fourth, +14.6% WPA
Teh sux0rest play: Miguel Rojas hits a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth, -45.2% WPA

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