Scherzer no-hits Mets

Harper homered off Addison Reed (3-3).


A baseball fan walks around Citi Field after the baseball game between the Washington Nationals and New York Mets was postponed because of rain, Friday, October 2, 2015, in New York. We got to get the focus back, the concentration back.

And just like in his no-hitter against the Pirates – when Scherzer retired the first 26 batters before hitting pinch-hitter Jose Tabata with a pitch – he missed perfection by one batter. Scherzer was fortunate to walk away with a no-decision in his last meeting with the Mets on September 7 after permitting five runs on seven hits in six innings. Each team has two games left.

The New York Mets clinched the NL East title last weekend when they defeated the Cincinnati Reds on the road.

The rookie made it two straight gems to close the regular season with a dominant performance Saturday that wasn’t enough to awaken the slumbering Mets.

SEATTLE – Marcus Semien hit a two-run home run in the top of the 13th inning to give Oakland the win.

Party on, indeed. But the party won’t last long if the Mets don’t revert back to their playoff form.

“He came up here obviously with the big tag of the big arm and probably not as much credit for his knowledge of how to pitch”. He’s just trying to throw it by guys. “If he goes down [to the instructional league] and gets through that and comes out OK, I’d probably have to say there’s a good shot he’d be on”, said Collins. “He’s been really impressive”. Harvey is 3-2 with a 1.95 ERA in nine career starts against the Nationals. He got to a three-ball count just twice. Gio Gonzalez bunted Lobaton over/gave up an out, Anthony Rendon K’d looking and Yunel Escobar sent a fly to left to strand both runners at the end of a 17-pitch third by Syndegaard, who was up to 40 pitches total after three.

What about maybe getting his 100th RBI against a pitcher who’s given him trouble?

CLEVELAND – Corey Kluber pitched eight scoreless innings as Cleveland beat Boston. Robinson lined it deep to right field, nearer the top rows of second deck seats than the bottom ones, his 10th home run of the season. One out later, Ruben Tejada hit a soft liner to center to put two on in front of Curtis Granderson.

Mets star David Wright struck out three times. Division-champion New York was unceremoniously swept by cellar-dwelling Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon and has dropped nine of its last 15 heading into the final series of the regular season.

The go-ahead drive came right after second baseman Daniel Murphy bobbled a potential double-play grounder.

Casey Janssen retired the side in order in a 12-pitch eighth.


McHugh won his 19th game, second best in the American League, behind only teammate Dallas Keuchel’s 20 victories. Ballgame. Save no. 2 for Rivero.

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