Mets Eliminated Despite Win

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by Ed Tsunoda on September 20, 2014

The Mets were eliminated from post season contention, despite a shutout 5-0 win behind 6 innings and 7 strikeouts from Zack Wheeler over the Braves. The offense was led by Daniel Murphy with 4 hits and Lucas Duda who hit a two run home run. Eric Young Jr and 2 RBI, and Wilmer Flores, Matt den Dekker and Dilson Herrera each got a knock.

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“We aren’t done playing,” Wheeler said. “Obviously, we can’t get first anymore, but we’re going for the second spot.”

Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings, and the Mets beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night but were eliminated from playoff contention.

Atlanta, which dropped seven games behind Pittsburgh in the NL wild-card race, can be eliminated with any combination of three Pirates wins or Braves losses.

The Mets were knocked out when Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee earlier Friday, but they want to compete well enough over the last eight games to pass Miami for third place and Atlanta for second in NL East.

“We’ve just got to play the game right,” New York manager Terry Collins said. “I still believe people come to the ballpark to see the game played right. Guys at this level can do things that are special. I want to see us finish up like that.”

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