The Mets and Astros play their final game of the season Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.
The game is scheduled to start at 1:10 and is on SNY. Mets Insider begins at noon, followed by Pepsi PreGame Live at 12:30 p.m.
Bartolo Colon (14-13, 4.08) will pitch for the Mets, while Nick Tropeano (1-2, 3.78) starts for Houston.
|1. Matt den Dekker – LF
||1. Robbie Grossman – LF
|2. Bobby Abreu – RF
||2. Marwin Gonzalez – 2B
|3. Daniel Murphy – 3B
||3. Alex Presley – RF
|4. Lucas Duda – 1B
||4. Jon Singleton – 1B
|5. Curtis Granderson – CF
||5. Jake Marisnick – CF
|6. Wilmer Flores – 2B
||6. Max Stassi – C
|7. Ruben Tejada – SS
||7. Gregorio Petit – 3B
|8. Juan Centeno – C
||8. Jonathan Villar – SS
|9. Bartolo Colon – RHP
||9. Nick Tropeano – RHP
Rafael Montero strikes out Jake Marisnick to wriggle out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the fourth inning >> Watch here
Eric Young Jr. triples to left field, putting the tying run on base and bringing the winning run to the plate >> Watch here
Lucas Duda hits a home run off the right-field foul pole for a two-run home run, lifting the Mets to a 2-1 victory >> Watch here
In his final at bat of the game, against a left-handed pitcher, Lucas Duda clubbed a walk-off, two-run home run to give the Mets a 2-1 win over Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Duda entered the game hitting .173 with one HR against left-handed pitchers this season.
“I’ll get better at it,” Duda told reporters, when asked about his struggles against lefties. “It’s a work in progress.”
Saturday’s home run was his 28th of the season. He’s batting .251 with a .348 OBP, 26 doubles and 88 RBI.
“I think he’s going to go into the offseason confident that he can be a middle-of-the-order hitter,” Terry Collins said after the game.
Mets rookie RHP Rafael Montero started in place of Jacob deGrom on Saturday and shut out the Astros for five innings before giving up a run in the sixth inning.
“He certainly showed he’s capable of pitching at this level,” Terry Collins said after the game.
Montero, 23, ends his 2014 with a 3.98 ERA in eight starts for the Mets.
He entered this season ranked as the organization’s second-best pitching prospect behind only Noah Syndergaard.
Montero checked in at No. 85 on MLB.com’s off-season list of top prospects in baseball.
The Mets play their final game of 2014 on Sunday afternoon at 1:10 pm ET.
Bartolo Colon (14-13, 4.08) will start for the Mets against Astros RHP Nick Tropeano (1-2, 3.78), who grew up in West Islip, New York and pitched at Stony Brook University.
It will also be the last game of Bobby Abreu‘s big-league career. Abreu announced his retirement at Citi Field this past Friday.
In case you missed it
Lucas Duda clubbed a walk-off, two-run home run, and RHP Rafael Montero gave up one run in six innings, as the Mets beat the Astros, 2-1, on Saturday night.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been hospitalized with an infection, Terry Collins told reporters on Saturday.
Recap: The Mets won their penultimate game of 2014, 2-1, with a walk-off, two-run home run by Lucas Duda against the Astros on Saturday night at Citi Field.
Need to know: Limited to just two hits through the game’s first eight innings, the Mets formulated a rally in the ninth off Astros reliever Tony Sipp. Eric Young blasted a one-out triple, and after Sipp forced Daniel Murphy to fly out, Lucas Duda smacked a two-run homer off the foul pole in right field, capping the Mets’ dramatic win.
Jenrry Mejia pitched a spotless ninth inning, improving to 6-6. Rookie Rafael Montero was solid in his last start of the season, surrendering only one run and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Game ball: Duda added to his career year, blasting his 29th homer of the season and driving in runs No. 87 and 88.
Links: AP recap | Box
What’s next: The Mets will close their season Sunday against Houston at 1:10 p.m. Bartolo Colon (14-13, 4.08) will get the ball against Houston pitcher, and West Islip, N.Y. native, Nick Tropeano (1-2, 3.78).