The Mets closed out the 2015 regular season with a victory over the Nationals, giving them a nice round number of 90 wins on the year.
The Mets followed that no-hitter by Max Scherzer Saturday by nearly no-hitting the Nats. They were hitless through 6.2 innings when Clint Robinson hit a hot shot up the middle off of Jonathon Niese that went off Ruben Tejada’s knee.
Jacob deGrom threw four innings in his post-season tune-up and Bartolo Colon and Logan Verrett each got an inning before giving way to Niese in the 7th. Jeurys Familia pitched the ninth for his 43rd save of the year, tying the team record. He allowed a two-out double to Bryce Harper, but he stranded him there.
As far as the offense, the game was scoreless until the eighth when Curtis Granderson a solo home run, his 26th on the season, to break the tie.
Mets win 1-0. The last time they won as many as 90 games was 2006, when they won 97. Now it’s off to sunny Los Angeles!