Last stop. Last stop. No passengers. No playoffs. No more daily COVID tests for the Mets and Nationals as both teams’ playoff chances came back negative. Appropriately, the disappointing squads will end their season together in DC. Misery loves company.
Rick Porcello (1-6, 5.46 ERA) is trying to end a disastrous transition year on a good note. He limited Hotlanta to one run, three hits over seven innings last week, fanning 10. Pitched well against the Nats this year allowing three runs over 13 innings. Max Scherzer (4-4, 3.67 ERA) is attempting to finish with a winning record for the 11th straight year.
Took a hard-luck loss last week. An unearned run slipped by, and he received zero run support from the Nats bats. Mets season ends in ruins again but again misery loves company and they may ruin Max’s streak. 20 units on the Mets.
New York has two teams in the playoffs. Hyun Jin Ryu tossed seven shutout innings, Vlad Guerrero hit a homer and the Buffalo Blue Jays beat the Yanks 4-1. W takes us to -605 jimmykeys.