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NL East Notes: Mets lose to Giants in Wild Card game, Braves close to finding new manager

Let’s take a look at the happenings around the National League East.

Wild Card Game - San Francisco Giants v New York Mets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

If you’re a Mets fan, last night’s game was going really well until it wasn’t. Then, the pain began to set in while “The Sound of Silence” played on repeat in your mind. Noah Syndergaard should in no way be ashamed of a game (and season) well pitched for a team that looked like it would just miss a shot at the Wild Card in the first place. No one start the season with an automatic playoff spot. Let’s take a moment to reflect on how the Mets ended up in the Wild Card game in the first place and how this could still pay off for them next season.

On the plus side, if you want to enter the 2017 season with the best fashion sense out of all of your friends, you should sport this Asdrubal Cabrera bat flip t-shirt. Wearable art, if I’ve ever seen any.

But hey, everyone’s favorite immortal outfielder Ichiro Suzuki will be on the Marlins roster for another year. While you’re celebrating, try your hand at perfecting his swing because we all need a good way to pass the time until pitchers and catchers.

In a move that shocked literally no one, the Phillies have fired their hitting coach. Steve Henderson now joins a long list of baseball staff scanning the wanted ads for next season.

What do the Braves need? A new manager! When do they need them? Now! Well, maybe not that urgent, but the newest skipper of Atlanta is down to two options: Bud Black or Brian Snitker.

The Nationals are gearing up for their first postseason game today against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Their starter is the one and only Max Scherzer, who is wearing 2.96 ERA, 3.72 FIP, and 284 strikeouts on his sleeve for the game. Dusty Baker has full confidence in his series starter, so much so that it’s palpable through the computer screen. In other news, is there a way to rent out Dusty Baker to say nice things about you at family parties? Asking for a friend.

Here’s Bryce Harper folding underwear, proof that no one is above the mortal constraints of laundry.

Happy Thursday! The weekend is just within reach, which means more baseball.