Andres Torres, Scott Hairston and Ike Davis all hit home runs to support Jeremy Hefner in the last game of the season, a 4-2 win against the Marlins
Jeremy Hefner had a good outing, going seven and one-third innings, allowing two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out seven. Hefner continually coaxed poor contact, and has continued to show that he may have a role in the 2013 bullpen because he has shown the ability to get MLB hitters out. Hefner may have been one of the unsung heroes, being bounced around and still managing to put together solid starts. While they did not come without their growing pains, he still finished strong for someone who wasn’t on the OD roster
Elvin Ramirez continued his wildness show, giving up a hit and walking two in one-third of an inning. Elvin will need a quality spring training in 2013 to crack the 25-man roster. Manny Acosta relieved Ramirez, and pitched one-third of an inning. As usual, Acosta has had a great second half after a horrible, horrible, horrible first half.
Bobby Parnell came out in the ninth to get the save
The offense today was all thanks to the four-base hit, as Andres Torres hit a solo-shot, his third on the year. Scott Hairston hit a two-run homer, his 20th on the season and Ike Davis added another for good measure, an opposite-field shot for his 32nd on the season. Only two Mets had multiple hits (Davis, Tejada) and three starters went hitless.
Ruben Tejada finishes the season hitting .289, slowed by a quad injury. While this season could have been what cemented him as the shortstop of the future, he will need another season to prove he is ready for the grind of a full season
Davis finished the season with 32 homers, while Hairston reached 20. Hairston became the second player in franchise history to reach that plateau in fewer than 400 plate appearances, joining Richard Hidalgo.
Justin Turner hit his first career triple today
The Mets’ final record: is 74-88, three games worse than last season and good for fourth place for a fourth straight season.
The last game ball of the year goes to the entire 2012 Mets team. It was a rough season, but they gave it their all and didnt finish in last. Hooray!