The New York Mets ended their 2012 season on Wednesday with a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. The victory helped the Mets finish with a 74-88 overall record, good enough for fourth place in the National League East. The Marlins (69-93) finished in last place in the division.
Starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner (4-7) picked up the win, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in 7⅓ innings of work. Andres Torres, Scott Hairston and Ike Davis each hit home runs to help the Mets earn a 4-0 lead entering the bottom half of the sixth inning.
The Marlins tacked on two runs in the bottom of the sixth off Hefner, but New York's bullpen held on. Elvin Ramirez, Manny Acosta and Bobby Parnell, who earned his seventh save of the season, combined to toss 1⅔ scoreless innings.
Third baseman David Wright went 0-for-2 in the contest to finish the season with a .306 batting average, 21 home runs, 93 RBI and 91 runs scored. Davis finished 2-for-3, helping him end the year at .227 with 32 home runs, 90 RBI and 66 runs.
This is the fourth consecutive season the Mets have finished below .500. New York was 46-40 at the All-Star Break.