Final Score: Mets 4 Marlins 2

The Mets (74-88) defeated the Marlins (69-93) by the score of 4-2 today at Marlins Park.

Jeremy Hefner started for the Mets and he allowed one earned run in 7 1/3 innings for his second consecutive win.

Bobby Parnell notched his seventh save of the year with a scoreless ninth.

Andres Torres, Scott Hairston, and Ike Davis all hit home runs.

Ruben Tejada had two singles and a double on the afternoon.

The Mets went 12-6 against the Marlins this season, but they went 32-40 against the National League East overall.

For a full recap and box score, check out SNY’s In-Game Live.

Michael Baron, Contributor

The season is finally over. I feel like I say this every year, but this was a gut wrenching season, especially in the last 2 1/2 months when they basically couldn’t get out of their own way. There were a lot of bad things which transpired this year, but there were also some bright spots, such as R.A. Dickey’s ¬†amazing season, the emergence of Matt Harvey and Jon Niese, Daniel Murphy’s positive play at second base, and David Wright’s overall good year (despite an inconsistent second half). There’s a lot of work to be done with this team, and Sandy Alderson has said he intends to improve the team this winter – it’s time to put those words into action and show some progress in Flushing.

I was happy to see Scott Hairston get his 20th home run today. He had an outstanding year overall, and was, by far, the most productive outfielder on the team in 2012. I was also pleased to see Ike Davis homer the other way Рhe has been pull happy all year long and more or less forgotten about the other side of the field. If he can go the opposite field more consistently Рeven for singles Рhe has the potential to be even more productive going forward.

Hefner really had a nice outing today and has put together two outstanding starts in a row. Yeah, the games had no meaning, but he still has to execute pitches and throw quality strikes, which is exactly what he’s done over his last two starts. It’s clear his destiny is not in the Mets rotation, but he certainly deserves a look for the long relief role next Spring.

I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their support in 2012. Without you, the content I provide on MetsBlog wouldn’t be possible. I love doing this everyday and being involved with you in this community, and am looking forward to happier times with the Mets and celebrating more successful times with each and every one of you.


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