October 4, 2015: Mets End Season With Shutout Win

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Date: October 4, 2015
Mets starter: Jacob deGrom
Mets: 1
Nationals: 0
Winning pitcher: Tyler Clippard
Key player(s): Jacob deGrom, Curtis Granderson
Key play: Granderson’s home run

The Mets faced the Nationals on a Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. The teams played the final game of the regular season. Seven pitchers teamed up for a two-hit shutout and Curtis Granderson homered in a 1-0 Mets win over Washington.

Jacob deGrom and the Nationals’ Tanner Roark each started the game with four scoreless innings pitched. DeGrom held the Nats hitless and compiled seven strikeouts while Roark shut down the Mets on three hits and a hit-by-pitch of Lucas Duda. New York relievers Bartolo Colon and Logan Verrett each retired the side in order in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively. Roark did the same in the bottom halves and Clint Robinson singled against the Mets’ Jonathon Niese with two outs in the top of the seventh. New York’s Addison Reed struck out Ian Desmond to end the inning. Washington reliever Sammy Solis then yielded just a single to Michael Conforto in the bottom half.

Mets’ reliever Tyler Clippard recorded two strikeouts in a perfect top of the eighth. With one out in the bottom of the inning, Granderson slugged a solo home run against the Nationals’ Blake Treinen. David Wright drew a walk and Treinen got Daniel Murphy to hit a ground ball to shortstop Desmond for an inning-ending double play. Bryce Harper doubled against New York’s Jeurys Familia with two outs in the top of the ninth. Familia then retired Jayson Werth on a fly ball to center fielder Juan Lagares for the game’s last out. The Mets had a well-pitched victory to conclude their division-winning regular season.