The Mets are not playing their best with just days remaining before the start of the playoffs, and Nationals righthander Max Scherzer took full advantage.
Scherzer threw his second no-hitter of the season Saturday night at Citi Field, striking out 17 Mets in the process. That sent many back to Panic City, while others called for calm and lauded Scherzer's performance.
Here's some of the reaction from around the country to the no-hitter.
yanks, mets both going like gangbusters into the postseason #notreally-- Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 4, 2015
Have the Yankees and Mets combined to lose 4 games in one day before?-- Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) October 4, 2015
Meanwhile, the #Mets have coughed up their home-field advantage. The Dodgers' Magic No. is only 1 to assure NL Division Series starts in LA.-- Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 4, 2015
Scherzer: "I'm speechless." So were the #Mets-- Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) October 4, 2015
any mets injured tonight? no? then all is well-- Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) October 4, 2015
...and the Mets get no-hit again. So Mets/Dodgers NLDS features teams no-hit a total of four times in 2015.-- Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) October 4, 2015
#Mets have been no-hit by Sandy Koufax, Jim Bunning & Daryl Kile in their history. But Max Scherzer's (17 Ks) was most dominant.-- Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) October 4, 2015