Well, this was a crappy year. The Mets followed two postseason appearances by losing 92 games, in the process losing the good will built up with fans over the past two seasons. So coming up with 10 Mets moments was not easy. But just like the team we love, we muddle through.
Homer, Homer, Homer — 4/11/17
Yoenis Cespedes hit three home runs in a 14-4 win over the Phillies. He became the first Mets player to hit three homers in two different games.
The Riddler Takes Miami — 4/13-4/16/17
The Mets played a wild four-game series in Miami, winning the first game in 16 innings. They lost game two when the Marlins scored in the bottom of the ninth and game three when Miami scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth. Game four was another heartbreaker — the Mets scored two runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game, only to see someone named JT Riddle hit a two-run home run to win the game.
Exit Stage Left — 4/27/17
Cespedes missed six weeks with a strained hamstring, then missed the last month of the season with the same problem. All because he doesn’t like to drink water, apparently. In all, he missed half the season, dooming the Mets chances.
Thor Goes Down — 4/30/17
In by far the worst game of the season, Noah Syndergaard went down with a lat injury and missed almost the rest of the season, coming back for two short, meaningless starts in late September. Oh, and they lost that game to the Nationals 23-5.
Mets Finally Reel in Fish — 5/5/17
The Mets got a bit of revenge against the Marlins at Citi Field. Down 7-1 at one point, the Mets scored five runs in the seventh inning and went on to win 8-7.
Harvey Gets a Few Days Off — 5/7/17
The Mets suspended Matt Harvey for three games after he skipped a game at Citi Field. It seems he was hung over, following a drunken night after seeing photos of ex-flame Adriana Lima with her ex, Julian Edelman. Overall, Harvey had a year to forget, so let’s not remember it here.
No More Tears — 7/22/17
Wilmer Flores hit a game-winning homer as the Mets overcame a 5-0 deficit at the hands of the A’s. One of the better wins of the season.
Nice Knowing You — July/August
With the season over, the Mets traded away veterans Lucas Duda, Curtis Granderson, Neil Walker, Addison Reed and Jay Bruce. In return they got a bunch of minor league relievers and salary relief for the financially-ailing Wilpons.
The Future is Now– 8/1, 8/11/17
The future of the Mets arrived in August with the debuts of Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith. Results were mixed, but they give fans something to look forward to in 2018.
Thanks for the Memories — 10/1/17
After seven years, the Mets finally fired their longest-tenured manager. Terry Collins led the Mets through two ups (2015 World Series, 2016 Wild Card) and plenty of downs. He remains with the team as a special assistant to the likely reluctant Sandy Alderson.