The Mets rallied to tie the game in the ninth inning thanks to a game-tying single by Eric Young to plate Matt den Dekker.
However, Scott Atchison allowed the go-ahead run in the tenth inning on a bloop single by Carlos Gomez.
Aaron Harang started for the Mets and pitched well, allowing only a solo home run to Gomez in six innings of work.
Harang had a 3.52 ERA in four starts with the Mets.
Daniel Murphy drove in a run in the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly to plate Lucas Duda.
The Mets went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position today.
The Mets are now 32-48 at home, their worst record at home since 1993.
With the loss, the Mets have assured themselves of a protected first round pick and associated draft pool money in the 2014 first-year player draft next June.
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Michael Baron, ContributorHonestly, I don’t even know what to say about the offense at this point. It’s painful and boring to watch on a daily basis, as they basically have nobody who can pose a threat and drive in runs consistently outside of David Wright and Daniel Murphy. It’s hard to win with only two starters in the lineup, and the Mets have proven that time and time again this season.
It’s hard not to respect what Aaron Harang did after coming over here. He pitched well in his four starts, and ate up necessary innings to get this club to the finish line. At first, I didn’t think Harang would be considered for a rotation spot next season, but I have to wonder if he opened up some eyes in the front office with his performance this month. He is a good fit for this team, in this division and in this ballpark. We will see…
I really hate to talk about this in a positive light because it spins losing into a moral victory, but if there’s anything to be taken away from their poor performance this season, it’s that they’ve now assured themselves of a protected first round draft choice (and associated pool money) next June. Whatever the Mets decide to do this winter, having this in the bag gives them a ton more flexibility and assurances heading into the winter. Given the massive shortcomings on the roster, the Mets need breaks heading into the off-season, and this is a good break even if it’s the result of losing baseball games.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra
The Mets will look to salvage the final game of their four-game series with the Brewers in the final game of the year tomorrow afternoon at Citi Field, with Jon Niese facing Marco Estrada at 1:10 PM.