A spectacularly silly baserunning blunder is not necessarily the most Metsy way to get mathematically eliminated from postseason contention—it’s no “entire pitching staff mysteriously bursts into flames all at once” or anything—but it’s pretty damn close! And it’s how the Mets were eliminated tonight, falling to 63-83 as they got swept by the Cubs, with this poor judgment call by Tomas Nido responsible for the final out of the 14-6 loss.


To fully appreciate this, please keep in mind that both catcher Travis d’Arnaud and shortstop-cum-top prospect Amed Rosario left this game due to injury.

[h/t Daniel]