And that’s a season, folks. In an attempt to end an otherwise subpar season on a high note, the Mets did their best to defeat the Reds in their last regular season game. The result? A 3-0 victory.
But despite the victory, most of the focus was on Jose Reyes. Yes, it was potentially his last game in orange and blue, but we’re talking about his decision to bunt, and then be removed for a pinch-runner. Now, many fans had qualms with the move, suggesting it was a Terry Collins decision, but after the game, Reyes admitted it was a mutual decision between himself and the team. If not World Series title, at least the Mets could now potentially marvel at owning a battle tittle courtesy of Reyes.
Reyes aside, the rest of the Mets played well. The MVP of the game was most certainly starting pitcher Miguel Batista. Batista threw a complete game shutout, surrendering just two hits and two walks, while striking-out five batters. On the hitting side, youngster Mike Baxter swatted his first career homerun off Edinson Volquez, knocking-in two RBI.
Even though there were an inordinate amount of bumps throughout the season, the few bright spots here and there made it watchable.
The New York Mets end the 2011 season with a 77-85 record.
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