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Sorry for spoiling you party, Chipper (well, not really)

 

Lucas Duda hits against the Braves during a 2010 game at Citi Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Lucas Duda hits against the Braves during a 2010 game at Citi Field (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Lucas Duda and Jonathon Niese led the Mets to victory last night, spoiling the Braves’ Chipper Jones love-fest and preventing the Braves from taking advantage of the Nationals’ loss to gain ground on Washington.

It was nice to see Niese end his 2012 season with a strong start, and it was surprising to see Duda come through with the big hit.

Maybe in 2020 or so, we’ll be watching the Mets honor David Wright with a similar ceremony at the end of his career.

Also, congratulations to Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds, who pitched the 7th no-hitter of 2012.