Standings, Beat Reports and What’s Next for the Mets

The Mets, Braves and Marlins lost last night, while the Phillies and Nationals won.

With the loss to the Nationals last night, the Mets were officially eliminated from the race in the National League East – their tragic number for elimination in the National League Wild Card is down to 12.

To read about last night’s loss to the Nationals, check out this post on MetsBlog, as well as beat reports from, the Wall Street JournalStar-LedgerBergen RecordJournal NewsESPN New YorkNewsday, the Daily News and New York Post.

The Mets continue their series against the Nationals tonight with R.A. Dickey (18-4, 2.64 ERA) taking on Jordan Zimmermann (10-8, 2.99 ERA). Game time is 7:10 PM.