Mets Win In Season Finale

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by Ed Tsunoda on September 29, 2014

The Mets finished the 2014 season on a high note, beating the Houston Astros 8-2. Bartolo Colon pitched 6 solid innings for the win, and Lucas Duda finsihed strong going 2-4 with a home run to give him 30 on the year, and 4 RBI, to get him over 90 RBI for the season as well. Bobby Abreu finished his career with a single in his last AB. The Mets finish the year at a disappointing 79-83, more than 10 wins shy of the 90 win goal GM Sandy Alderson set at the beginning of the season, and the exact same record the Mets had in 2010, the year prior to Alderson and Terry Collins taking over.

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A base hit in his final at-bat brought tears to Bobby Abreu’s eyes.

Abreu bid goodbye to the big leagues with a single that sparked the decisive rally, and the New York Mets beat Houston 8-3 Sunday as Jose Altuve became the first Astros player to win a batting title.

“Special,” said Abreu, who was out of the majors last year. “The way that I wanted to end it — on the field.”

Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the Mets finished tied with Atlanta for second in the NL East, their highest spot in the standings since 2008. New York (79-83) won its last two games to improve by five wins over consecutive 74-88 records the previous two years.

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