W.B. Mason Post Game Extra for Sunday’s win

Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez recap the Mets’ 1-0 win in Sunday’s season finale against the Nationals and look ahead to the playoffs.

Sep 14, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Eric Young Jr. (1) gestures as he scores during the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Mets send five to Port St. Lucie

The Mets will send five players to Port St. Lucie, Florida, to work out and stay in game shape in case they are needed in the playoffs.

Pitchers Bobby Parnell and Logan Verrett, catcher Anthony Recker, 3B Eric Campbell and OF Eric Young Jr. will not be on the playoff roster, but will be available if someone goes down to injury.

The Mets have until Friday morning to set their official roster for the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Video highlights from Sunday’s win against the Nationals

Curtis Granderson smacks a solo home run to deep center field to hand New York a 1-0 lead during Sunday’s win. >> Watch here

Jeurys Familia gets the final out in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over the Nationals, handing the Mets their 90th win this season. >> Watch here

Lucas Duda makes a slick diving stop at first base and tosses to Jon Niese for the out in the seventh inning. >> Watch here

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DeGrom, Granderson close out regular season in style

Seven Mets pitchers starting with Jacob deGrom combined on a two-hitter and Curtis Granderson hit a home run in the eighth Sunday to give the Mets a 1-0 win over the Nationals as they closed out the regular season at Citi Field.

Granderson (3-for-5) homered off Blake Treinen to give the Mets their 90th win of the season. Granderson (.259) has 26 homers and 70 RBI this season.

DeGrom struck out seven and walked two in four hitless innings in his final start before facing the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the National League Division Series Friday in Los Angeles.

Bartolo Colon and Logan Verett followed with a hitless inning. Jon Niese allowed the Nats first hit in the seventh, a two-out single by Clint Robinson off the knee of shortstop Ruben Tejada. Addison Reed got the last out in the inning. Tyler Clippard pitched the eighth to get the win.

Jeurys Familia pitched the ninth for his 43rd save, tying the team record set by Armando Benitez in 2001. Bryce Harper, who lost the NL batting title to Miami’s Dee Gordon, hit a two-out double upheld on review before Jayson Werth flew out to center to end it.

The Mets have the next four days off as they prepare for their first playoff game since 2006. Games 1 and 2 are Friday and Saturday in Los Angeles. Citi Field will host its first-ever playoff game Monday Oct. 12. TBS is broadcasting all games of the series.


Game 162: Nationals at Mets, 3:10 p.m. on SNY

With their National League Division Series schedule firmly in place, the Mets wrap up the regular season Sunday at Citi Field against the Nationals (3:10 p.m., SNY). Jacob deGrom (14-8, 2.60)who’ll start Game 1 of the NLDS Friday in Los Angeles, faces Tanner Roark (4-7, 2.60).

Nationals Mets
1. Anthony Rendon (R) 3B 1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Trea Turner (R) 2B 2. David Wright (R) 3B
3. Bryce Harper (RF) R 3. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
4. Jayson Werth (R) LF 4. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
5. Clint Robinson (L) 1B 5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
6. Ian Desmond (R) SS 6. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
7. Michael Taylor (R) SS 7. Michael Conforto (L) LF
8. Pedro Severino (R) C 8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Tanner Roark (R) P 9. Jacob deGrom (L) P

DeGrom Notes: Earned 8-1 win at Cincinnati Sept. 27, pitching six innings and allowing one run on five hits with nine strikeouts and no walks on 96 pitches. He’s 11-4 with a 2.35 ERA with 161 strikeouts, 24 walks and a .203 (106-523) opponent batting average over his last 22 starts dating to May 16.

Roark Notes:  Longtime reliever making 12th start of the season and fifth since returning to the roation Sept. 4 . . .Has more wins (5-0) vs. Mets than any other opponent. Has 3.03 ERA in fives starts vs. New York. in last start, allowed two earned runs (both homers) in six innings.

Mets Notes: The Mets have lost five in a row and 6-11 in their last 17. They are 46-29 vs. the NL East, including 24-13 at home.New York’s .613 winning percentage is the best for any team within its division.

Nationals Notes: Harper is in a neck-and-neck battle for the NL batting title against Miami’s Dee Gordon. Harper is hitting .33075, Miami’s Dee Gordon is at .33060. Harper is hitting .337 (32-for-95) with seven doubles, 11 home runs, 22 RBI, 26 walks and 26 runs scored since Sept. 1. He has an NL-leading 42 homers and leads the league in six other offensive categories.


Backup plans taking shape if Matz can’t go

Steven Matz’s status for the National League Division Series will depend if he can get through a 90-pitch session Thursday in St. Lucie, and that’s providing a Monday long toss and Tuesday bullpen session go well, Terry Collins said Sunday.

Jacob deGrom, who starts Sunday’s regular season finale at Citi Field against the Nationals, will start Game 1 Friday in Los Angeles. He could come back for a Game 4 start if Matz can’t go.

Noah Syndergaard will pitch Game 2 Saturday in LA, then Matt Harvey pitches Game 3 Monday when the best-of-five series comes to Citi Field. Collins said Harvey would not get two starts in the series.

J.P. Ricciardi, a special assistant to Mets GM Sandy Alderson, told former baseball executive Jim Bowden on Sirius XM radio the Mets have opitons besides deGrom for Game 4 if Matz can’t pitched.

“The nice thing we have in place is we do have [Jon] Niese and we do have [Bartolo] Colon to back up if something goes wrong, guys who have obviously taken a turn in the rotation all year. So one, two and three are pretty well set. I think four will be a determining factor as we get into the middle of next week.”

Ricciardi was asked the Mets considered using Harvey in Game 2 so Syndergaard could pitch at home, where Syndergaard has thrived.

“I think that crossed our minds but I think (Syndergaard) pitched so well on the road his last few outings that it really didn’t factor as much as maybe it might have a month earlier. And we’re able to bring both of those guys back twice. And in Matt’s case hopefully we’ll only need him once but I think we knew we could bring those guys back twice.”


Collins says Uribe ‘iffy’ for NLDS

Terry Collins told reporters Sunday that third baseman Juan Uribe is “iffy” to make the Mets roster for the NL Division Series against the Dodgers than starts Friday in Los Angeles.

Previous reports

Oct. 1: Uribe will see a doctor in New York as his chest injury is showing “little” improvement, Terry Collins said Thursday in Philadelphia.

Uribe’s status for the NLDS is up in the air after he left the game on Friday after reaggravating the injury first suffered on Sept. 20.

There is a chance he could remain unavailable through the postseason (Sept. 26).

The team initially said Uribe had a bruise on his chest. However, according to Collins, there is now a cartilage issue causing additional pain.


Matt Harvey strong in his final regular season start in 2015

Matt Harvey ended his first season back from Tommy John surgery by holding the Nationals to one unearned run, while striking out 11 in six innings, on Saturday at Citi Field.

Harvey finished the regular season 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA in 29 starts.

“Overall, where we are now is definitely a positive,” Harvey told reporters after the game. “I think for me, at the beginning, I really didn’t know what to expect. I started off really hot, and I hit a down point throughout the year, which I kind of expected going into the season. But finishing strong and being where I’m at right now, and going to the playoffs, I couldn’t be happier with the season.”

Harvey is expected to start Game 3 of the NL Division Series against the Dodgers at Citi Field on Monday, Oct. 12. He will not start six postseason games if the Mets advance all to the World Series, Terry Collins said earlier this week, but there will be no restrictions on pitches or innings during each start.


Dodgers win, clinch home field in NLDS

The Dodgers will have home field advantage in the NLDS after defeating the Padres, coupled with two Mets losses, on Saturday.

Game 1 of the NLDS will be in Los Angeles on Friday, October 9. The game’s time will not be set until after the Wild Card game between the Pirates and Cubs on Wednesday, October 7, though multiple reports indicate it is likely to be 8 pm ET.

Terry Collins announced Saturday that Jacob deGrom will start Game 1, most likely against Clayton Kershaw.

“We wanted to start out here at home,” Collins said. “You know, we’ve played pretty good on the road lately. … We’ve played the Dodgers pretty well. … I’ve seen this team rise up when they needed to, time and again, and I know we’ll do it again. … Starting Friday, they’re going to have to.”

The Mets will hold a workout on Tuesday and Wednesday at Citi Field before traveling to Los Angeles on Wednesday.