Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom in postseason form after 1-0 victory over Nats

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FLUSHING, Queens – What a performance by Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom.

The youngster tossed four innings of no hit ball and reached a career number of strikeouts with 200 this year.

DeGrom goes into the postseason on the biggest stage of his life.

"We played all year to be here," he said. "I love where we are right now and look forward to pitching in the postseason."

Manager Terry Collins was satisfied with the team winning it's last game and finishing up the season 90-72.

He said he has a conversation with Yoenis Cespedes after 1-0 shutout Sunday and feels like this team is ready for the postseason.

"Now it's time to have some fun," Cespedes told Collins. "We played to get here and now it's time to get back to work."

Fourteen-year veteran and team captain David Wright led the Mets in a final curtain call after the game. The players shook hands and gave high-fives to fans who stuck with this team from beginning to end.

"We felt we owed it to the fans," Collins said. "He wanted to share our happiness and success with the fans who stuck by us through the good times and bad."

Jacob deGroom gets the start in Game 1 of the National League Division Championship Friday afternoon in Los Angeles. Noah Syndergaard starts Game 2 in L.A. followed by Matt Harvey at Citi Field in Game 3 on Monday.

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