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Illustration for article titled Mets Close Out Shea as Losers; Brewers Go Wild

CC Sabathia, Milwaukee's big time mid-season acquisition, stepped up on the final day of the season to help the Brewers clinch the National League Wild Card spot with a win over the Cubs. Ryan Braun was once again the hero as his 2 run homer in the 8th put them ahead for good. The Brew Crew clinched a playoff birth roughly 45 minutes after their win as the Mets bullpen did what it has been doing all season long: blowing games. The Mets were actually tied up in the 8th when the pen gave up back to back solo homers to put the Marlins up 4-2. It was none other than former Philadelphia Phillies outcast Wes Helms who hit the go ahead homer to send the Mets season and Shea Stadium into oblivion. Unlike the Mets beleaguered relievers, the Marlins pen got the job done. The Mets did show signs of life early in the game when Carlos Beltran hit a clutch 2-run home run in the sixth. Shocking, I know, but they failed to ever mount a legitimate come back in the 8th or 9th. The National League playoffs should look like this: Milwaukee Brewers will face the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs will face the Los Angles Dodgers. All that's left now for Shea Stadium is the drunken Long Island frat boys singing along to Billy Joel lyrics. So long, Shea. Somebody will miss you.

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