The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Sunday night. Oliver Perez let up the game winning run in the top of the 14th inning. The Mets finish the season with a 79-83 record, and place fourth in the National League East.

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Initial Reaction:

Mike Pelfrey took the mound against Livan Hernandez in the final game of the 2010 season. Pelfrey pitched well for the fifth consecutive outing. He was well deserving of a win, but the Mets offense just couldn’t come alive. On only eight hits, they scored one run, which came on a Josh Thole double play.

Now that the season is over, Mets fans can enjoy some management overhaul and roster changes for next year.

Positives From The Game:

Pelf’s Last Stand: Mike Pelfrey pitched seven innings, allowing one run on four hits and two walks while striking out four. The fans at CitiField gave him a curtain call for a great season. He finishes 15-9 with a 3.66 ERA in 34 starts.

Negatives From The Game:

Ollie: I am so happy he got into the game today and took the loss. Oliver Perez is terrible and should NEVER pitch for a major league team ever again.

Interesting Facts:

  • Oliver Perez has pitched in five games since July 24th, and has allowed a run in each of those appearances.
  • In 73 games, Josh Thole walked 24 times in comparison to 25 strikeouts.
  • The New York Mets miss the postseason for the fourth year in a row.

What’s Next?: The offseason! The New York Mets will look for new management over the next few weeks as they try to build a contending team in 2011.