By: Clayton Collier
The 162nd game of the season left fans with the same feeling this entire season has, disappointment. Today's 14-inning loss marked the end of the 2010 season for the New York Mets. they finish the season with a 79-83 record, four games under .500. This marks the second losing season and the fourth consecutive year in which the club has missed the postseason. This afternoon's game was the season in a microcosm.
In the season finale, the Mets had excellent starting pitching but no run support. Pelfrey went 7 innings allowing only run and 6 total base runners. But unfortunately, the Mets offense was underwhelming and unable to comeback late in games. After the 7th inning, the Mets were held to only 2 hits for the remainder of the game. The only run scored by the Mets was a double play ground out by Thole that scored Pagan in the 5th inning.
Then there was Oliver Perez, the LVP (least valuable player) of the Mets roster. Perez ran onto the field to roars of booing and jeering from the fans, not afraid to show his displeasure. In Perez's first game played in 27 games, he only recorded 1 out while walking 3 batters and hitting Adam Kennedy, walking in the winning run. This marks another awful year for the 29-year old southpaw. He finishes the year 0-5 with a 6.80 ERA.
In a year of low expectations and mediocre results, we can only look foward to an unsure 2011 for the New York Mets.