September 20th, 2014

Mets vs Braves Gamenite:

The Mets and Braves face off tonight at 7:30 at Turner field.The game is on WPIX; here are the lineups:
Mets Braves
1. Eric Young Jr. – LF 1. Emilio Bonifacio – RF
2. Daniel Murphy – 3B 2. Phil Gosselin- 2B
3. Travis d’Arnaud – C 3. Freddie Freeman – 1B
4. Lucas Duda – 1B 4. Justin Upton – LF
5. Wilmer Flores – SS 5. Chris Johnson- 3B
6. Curtis Granderson – CF 6. Andrelton Simmons – SS
7. Eric Campbell – RF 7. Gerald Laird – C
8. Dilson Herrera – 2B 8. B.J. Upton – CF
9. Jonathon Niese – LHP 9. Mike Minor – LHP

Mets officially eliminated from Postseason contention

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Terry Collins wasn’t all smiles after yesterday’s shutout victory over the Braves. “We didn’t accomplish what we wanted to..” said Collins, who had long preached that meaningful September games were around the corner, and for a while, he had a valid point. Before the 9/11 game, the Mets were 5.5 games out of the second wild card. If the Mets won all the games the Pirates won after that contest, and if the Pirates won all the games that the Mets won, the Mets would be 1.0 game out of that elusive wild card. Collins thinks reaching 500 would be a foreseeable goal, yet hard. The Mets would have to go 7-1 to snap a 5 year losing season skid.