Mets shutdown the Nationals for 90th win

The New York Mets will have five days off before they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday.

The Mets put a halt to their five-game losing skid with a 1-0 shutout win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. The Amazin's finished out the regular season on a high note, securing their 90th win of the season against a bitter division rival. Starter Jacob deGrom tossed four hitless innings, walking two batters and striking out seven. DeGrom along with the relief staff of Bartolo Colon, Logan Verrett, Jonathon Niese, Addison Reed, Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia combined to allow just two hits and whiffed 14 hitters.

New York's lineup continued to sleepwalk through the final stretch of the season, producing no runs until Curtis Granderson stepped to the plate in the eighth inning and blasted a solo shot. Familia sealed the deal in the ninth for New York by inducing Jason Werth into a pop out to center field, which stranded Bryce Harper at second base.

The Mets won 90 games for the first time since 2006, and gave thanks to the more than 40,000 loyal fans at Citi Field by acknowledging their support. The entire team took a lap around the stadium throwing baseballs into the stands and high fiving fans. 

David Wright addressed the crowd saying: "That's why you're the best fans in baseball. Now let's go beat L.A." 

The Mets will face the Dodgers on Friday, Oct. 9 in Game 1 of the NLDS.


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