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The Mets tied the game at two in the eighth inning when Juan Centeno attempted to sacrifice Juan Lagares to second, but the Brewers threw the ball away at first, allowing Lagares to score all the way from first base.
Eric Young drove in the go-ahead run on a groundout to plate Matt den Dekker in the eighth inning.
Jon Niese pitched well in his final start of the year, allowing two runs in six innings – he finished his season with a 3.71 ERA.
Frank Francisco recorded his first save of the year with a scoreless ninth inning.
Eric Young manufactured a run with two stolen bases in the first inning, and was ultimately driven home on a David Wright sacrifice fly.
Young finished the year with 46 stolen bases and won the stolen base crown.
The Mets recorded their third sellout of the season, and drew 2,135,657 fans to Citi Field this year, an average of 26,366 per game.
For a full recap and box score, check out SNY.TV.
Michael Baron, ContributorThe end is here, finally. It was a beautiful day at Citi Field and the ceremony to induct Mike Piazza couldn’t have been any greater. And, the Mets found a way to scratch out one more win and finish this season without getting swept by an awful Milwaukee team.
Niese should really feel proud. He was battling himself (and a really poor call by frist base umpire CB Bucknor) in the early part of this game, but he hung in, got his act together and gave this team six solid innings. I’ve talked all year about his growth despite his struggles, and his ability to get through his problems early in this game and limit the damage is a testament to that directly. I am really looking forward to the next step with Niese, and his ability to serve as the veteran leader of this starting rotation beginning next year.
Well, we have reached the off-season we have all been waiting for since the end of 2010. Sandy has now managed to shed himself of all bad money, he’s been able to advance his farm system from a pitching perspective, and he’s asked a lot of us to be patient throughout this process. But, now is the time. Now is the time to get it right, and start making this major league team better. Now is the time to take this team to the next level, and make them contenders again. I want it to happen, it needs to happen, and it needs to happen starting right now. It will be really interesting to see what kind of team shows up to Tradition Field in February – I am looking forward to the seeing how Sandy overcomes these challenges – it’s going to be a fun and interesting off-season, and I hope you all remain on-board to see how the next steps for this franchise evolve.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra