Noah Syndergaard
(Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

New York Mets power righty Noah Syndergaard finishes the season on a nice note with a dominating complete-game shutout against the fish.

Robby Sabo

  • New York Mets 1 (77-85)
  • Miami Marlins 0 (63-98)
  • NL East, Final, Box Score
  • Citi Field, Queens, New York

On the final day of the 162-game campaign, it was Mighty Thor who answered the call.

Taking the ball from Mickey Callaway, Noah Syndergaard dominated the Miami Marlins to the tune of his first big-league complete-game shutout paving the way to a 1-0 New York Mets victory.

Syndergaard relented no runs on five hits while striking out six batters on 101 total pitches. He was nothing short of brilliant on a day that provided the Metropolitans their 77th victory.

Thor’s complete-game shutout was MLB’s 19th of the season, the fewest since 1874 when there were only eight teams. A year ago, there were 27 such outings.

Offensively for the Mets, Todd Frazier’s RBI double in the fourth inning was all Syndergaard needed. The Mets mustered just one fewer hit (four) than the Marlins did on the day. Second baseman Jeff McNeil finished with a game-high two base knocks.

In a remarkable feat of strength, Syndergaard also broke his bat on a swing and miss.

The day after David Wright’s tearful goodbye, the organization and fans said goodbye to the captain’s partner in crime, Jose Reyes.

The New York Mets finish the disappointing 2018 campaign with a final record of 77-85.

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