This was a season that should have been so much more, especially with the weakened competition in the National League and key injuries that hit the Cubs and Brewers. Instead, the Mets (81-74) remain four games back of the Brewers in the loss column with seven to play even after Sunday's 6-3 victory over Trevor Bauer and the fundamentally challenged Reds at Great American Ball Park in what could have been Mickey Callaway's last road game as Mets manager. The Mets' rotation stayed healthy the entire season and yet, barring a miracle, the team will not even break down the wild-card door. Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and the tandem of Jason Vargas and Marcus Stroman have been there every five days to make their starts.
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