The New York Mets have officially been eliminated from the 2019 postseason after the Milwaukee Brewers won on Wednesday night.
It’s what fans of the New York Mets were hoping not to see this season … or in any season for that matter. Despite a late-summer surge that propelled the Mets to become an over-.500 ballclub, New York is officially out of the playoffs as of Wednesday night.
The team came into their game against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday 5.0 games out of the National League Wild Card race with five left to play. Essentially, they needed to win out and have the Milwaukee Brewers lose out in order to have a chance. Despite the Mets defeating Miami 10-3, the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2.
It’s a sad sight to see, especially with a team that really grabbed the attention of the league through the months of August and September. At one point, this team was a laughing stock that didn’t seem to have any sort of direction. The fact that they turned into a ballclub that held on until four games left is astounding. No one thought they would be able to do that.
This doesn’t end things to root for this year if you’re a Mets fan.
For one, they’re 83-75 right now. If they win their last four games and end up 87-75, that would bring great momentum into the 2020 season.
Rookie first baseman Pete Alonso is also chasing the NL Rookie of the Year Award, the league lead in home runs, and the rookie record for single-season home runs. The latter was set by New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge in 2017 with 52. Alonso has 51 with four games remaining.
And last, but surely not least, Jacob deGrom is going for his second-consecutive NL Cy Young Award. deGrom went 7.0 innings in his final start of the season on Wednesday, allowing two hits, zero runs, fanning seven batters and walking one. For the season, deGrom was 11-8 with a 2.43 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP through 32 starts.