The Mets are coming off a thrilling walk-off win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night, which kept them in the running for the second National League Wild Card spot. The Milwaukee Brewers also had a walk-off victory to hang on to that final Postseason spot. They have gotten this far despite losing second baseman Robinson Cano to a torn hamstring, which is where Panik will come in to play.
The former Giants second baseman has plenty of Postseason experience out west, but was hitting just .235 with three home runs and 27 RBIs in 103 games. He does have nice numbers over his career, batting .271 with 36 home runs and 221 RBIs. Hechavarria was cut after batting just .204 with five home runs and 18 RBIs in 60 games this year, filling in for Cano, who was hitting .252 with 10 home runs and 32 RBIs in what was his first season with New York. And now the Mets will continue to do all they can to finish off their remarkable story on a high note.