Dominic Smith
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New York Mets utility player Dominic Smith hits a walk-off three-run home run in the team’s final game of the 2019 season.

This season was nothing short of a wild ride for the New York Mets. From being 11 games under .500 to finding themselves in postseason contention to finishing 86-76. Needless to say, 2019 had it’s ups and downs for the Metropolitans.

The ride ended on Sunday with the same adjective: wild. In the bottom of the 11th inning, with the Mets down 6-4 to the Atlanta Braves, utility player Dominic Smith hit a three-run walk-home home run to win the game 7-6. It was Smith’s first at-bat since July, as he was just activated off the injured list last week. He’d been out with a stress reaction in his left foot.

What a moment to end the season. With this home run, along with the Mets ending the season with a sweep of the first-place Braves, there’s now a ton of momentum heading into 2020.

Smith played in 89 games for the Mets this year. He hit 11 home runs with 25 RBIs and a slash line of .282/.355/.525. He could be a productive bat for this team off the bench and proved that with his final hit of the season.

Despite not making the postseason, the Mets have a lot to look forward to heading into next year. They have a talented lineup with multiple young stars and a starting rotation that could definitely be dominant.

However, one of the questions leading into the offseason has to do with their manager. Will they decide to keep Mickey Callaway? Will they part ways with him and go in a different direction? Callaway’s under contract in 2020, but fans could find out his fate as early as this week.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.