For my last regular season recap, I get Cy-Young-to-be Jacob deGrom against will-he-make-the-postseason-roster Sean Newcomb.  Sean pitched well for 5 innings, but he is in a no win position.  If he pitches well, IWOTM, and if he pitches poorly he’s toast.  If I were Newcomb’s agent, I’d point out that he matched the Cy Young winner on the scoreboard.  But I’m not his agent.

So the Braves didn’t score for the first 8 innings because they were facing deGrom and the Mets didn’t score for the first 5 innings because they are the Mets.  In the 6th, the Mets scored a run off Luke Jackson.  He’ll make the playoff roster anyway.  Jonny Venters pitched the 7th and Kyle Wright pitched the 8th, giving up a home run which landed near the Van Wyck Expressway to Michael Conforto and a more sedate homer to Dominic Smith.  Neither Wright nor Conforto nor Smith will be on a playoff roster.

Ozzie Albies was deGrom’s 1000th career strikeout victim to end the 8th.  At this point deGrom had hurled 110 pitches and the Mets gave the Braves a chance.  All they had to do was score three runs in the 9th off Seth Lugo.  That’s a lot of pressure!  4-3, K, F9.  By my count that’s no runs.  Tip your cap.