Mets stop skid in finale, beat Nationals 1-0 behind deGrom

After that, it’s uncertain who would get the ball if Game 4 is necessary.


Prep week is over for the New York Mets.

The playoff-bound New York Mets hope to enjoy three more celebrations this month.

Clint Robinson has singled with two outs in the seventh inning for the Washington Nationals’ first hit against the New York Mets.

“We wanted to start out here at home”, Collins said.

Jonathon Niese, the fourth pitcher used by the Mets in the regular-season finale Sunday, gave up the hit.

It snapped New York’s scoreless stretch of 18 innings and marked the team’s second run in a span of 43 innings.

While the Mets host the Nationals, Los Angeles hosts the Padres at Dodgers Stadium, with New York owning the tiebreaker.

The Mets had originally thought Matz would be pushed back a day or two but that was underestimating the injury. I’ve got all that stuff.

An uncertain back of the rotation isn’t optimal at this time of the year, but a team that waited almost a decade to return to the playoffs and a manager that’s waited his entire life for this opportunity are looking forward to the task. “We’re going to play our guys – outside of people that need rest like an Adrian”.

That remains to be seen for Williams. Amid speculation Williams is likely to be fired, general manager Mike Rizzo said a decision will be made soon.

Beltran got the Yankees on the board early with a three-run homer against Noah Syndergaard in the top of the first inning.

Desmond can become a free agent this fall along with pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and outfielder Denard Span. In the clubhouse after the game, a choked-up Desmond was crying.

“I feel ready”, deGrom said. “I think because of that they’ll be able to go as deep as they want and not take him out, unless it’s his performance that justifies doing so, but I think even though all of the attention is about Harvey, that is not what’s going to determine whether or not the Mets beat the Dodgers”. “But they couldn’t have found a better home”. More recently, Colon allowed three runs on ten hits in six innings against the Tigers in Game 1 of the 2013 ALDS. The front-runner for NL MVP, Harper began the day ahead by the slimmest of margins -.330754 to.330606.

Harper, the National League MVP frontrunner, tied Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado for the league lead with 42 homers and finished tied for fifth with 99 RBIs. “But Dee Gordon is such a great hitter and he had over 200 hits and I tip my cap to him”. “340 and do what I did”, Harper said. “I don’t know if you all feel it, but it’s one of those days and you try to fight it the best you can”.

The save was the 43rd of the season for Familia, tying a team record set by right-hander Armando Benitez in 2001. Kershaw won it the previous two seasons.

Jacob deGrom will start the opener Friday in Los Angeles, as expected. Look no further than the performance the Mets have been putting forth on the field.

Now, they can go to LA, relax a bit and really, put the pressure on the Dodgers, who pretty much have to win Games 1 and 2.

Nationals: Harper was back in the lineup after sitting out the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader.


Still, there is a price to be paid for skipping starters and Logan Verrett started in deGrom’s place and surrendered a four-run fifth to the Braves, giving up two home runs. But after the game, he was heavily bandaged in ice.

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