It took until Game 154, but the New York Mets (71-83) were officially eliminated from postseason contention on Friday night with a 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies (85-69) in 10 innings at Citizens Bank Park.
New York trailed 4-2 after seven innings, but Francisco Lindor belted his 27th home run of the season in the eighth to cut the lead, and Brett Baty tied the game in the ninth with his ninth homer. However, the Mets failed to score in the top of the tenth despite loading the bases, and Alec Bohm hit a walk-off single off Adam Ottavino.
Pete Alonso had an RBI double earlier in the contest, and Brandon Nimmo added a run-scoring single.
Tylor Megill tossed five shutout frames before things unraveled in the sixth. The right-hander allowed three runs, all of which came via J.T. Realmuto’s three-run shot.
The Mets will try to avoid losing the first three games of this four-game series on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. Jose Quintana is scheduled to start for New York.