Sunday, September 25, 2016
Mets 17 Phillies 0 in The Last Regular Season Game at Citifield
It has certainly been a season of ups and downs for the Mets. They have won 23 out of their last 34 games to take a slight lead for a wild card berth. Last night they fell behind 10-0 early on, but chipped away closed the gap to 10-8 as a 9th inning rally fell short. Today their bats really came to life as they beat the Philles 17-0 which looks more like a football score. Asdrubel Cabrera hit a grand slam home run while Jose Reyes drove in 4 runs. It was encouraging to see 7 shutout innings by Robert Gsellman. He may have to start a game if the Mets make it to Division series against the Cubs.
There are now 6 road games left against Miami and Philadelphia. It was so said to hear of the death of Marlin Jose Fernandez's death in a boating accident. Their game today against Atlanta was cancelled. It will be hard for the Marlins to concentrate on baseball this last week of the regular season. It is similar to the untimely death of Yankee Thurman Munson in a plane crash in 1979.