Mets officially eliminated from playoffs; loss ends chances of winning record

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New York Daily News

In a year when no one is running away with the NL East title, and the team that does clinch the division won’t even rack up 90 wins, Steve Cohen’s Mets collapsed when it mattered and tumbled out of contention. The Phillies beat the Pirates on Saturday to make the already-obvious more official: For the fifth consecutive year, the Mets will not qualify for the playoffs. They were eliminated from postseason contention with more than a week of games still left to play. The club surrendered to a brutal, hard-to-watch free fall after being in first place for 90 days from May to August. The Mets (73-…

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