The Nationals completed a 4-game sweep of the Mets at Citi Field and leapfrogged the Mets for 3rd place in the NL East.  The Mets are now 8 games under .500, at 71-79.

Really, what’s to say about this game (or the series, for that matter)?  After playing inspired baseball for most of the year, this team now looks like it just wants October to get here already so they can hit the golf courses.  The offense scored 1 run (they’ve scored a combined 5 runs in this series), the defense committed another 2 errors, and the bullpen got rocked for 8 runs.

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

3 Up:

Terry Collins: Ripped into the team and basically called them quitters.  At least he’s being honest.

Jason Bay: One of the few recent bright spots for the team, going 2-4 today.  He’s batting .340 for September so far.

Ruben Tejada: The only other Met with a multi-hit game.

3 Down:

David Wright: 0-2 with runners in scoring position, and committed another error today.

-Playing at Home: The Mets wrapped up the homestand with a 1-8 record, and are 31-44 at Citi Field for the year.

Pedro Beato/Manny Acosta: Gave up a combined 7 runs.

On Deck: The Mets start a 3-game set in Atlanta, first pitch scheduled for 7:35 PM.

NYM Capuano vs. ATL Lowe