The Nationals lost to the Orioles, which kept the Mets lead in the NL East at 6 1/2 games and lowered their magic number to 5.
What is a magic number? The Mets will clinch the NL East with any combination of Mets wins and Nationals losses equaling 5. For instance, if the Mets win 3 more games and the Nationals lose 2 (3 + 2 = 5), the Mets win the NL East.
Legendary Hall of Famer Yogi Berra, who briefly played for the Mets before later serving as coach and manager, passed away at the age of 90.
What's on tap for Thursday, September 24
The Mets open a four-game series against the Reds on Thursday in Cincinnati at 7:10 p.m. ET on SNY.
Steven Matz (4-0, 1.80 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. He'll be opposed by Josh Smith (0-2, 7.71 ERA) for the Reds.
Thanks to Daniel Murphy's home run in yesterday’s home game against the Braves, Citi is donating another $2,000 to an NYC community partner.
Visit mets.com/citi to see this season’s grand total to date.