Standings, Beat Reports and What’s Next, pres. by Astoria Federal Savings

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

The Mets were officially eliminated from post-season contention with last night’s loss.

In what will be a battle to stay out of last place, the Mets and Marlins begin a three-game series tonight at Citi Field with Jon Niese (11-9, 3.46 ERA) taking on Jacob Turner (1-2, 3.75 ERA) at 7:10 pm.