NL East in a nutshell: Mets have played 1 more gam than the Braves that evens up after tonight's game in DC--Let's say Braves win--lead is down to 1 game--Let's assume Mets sweep MIA and Braves sweep Nats--that means 1 game up and once Mets win 1 in Atlanta they get tiebreaker so 2 of 3 Met wins would give Mets 2 game lead (3 when u account for tiebreaker) with 3 games left after Brave series for both teams.
Another interesting sidenote is Sandy Alcantra is slated to pitch in that final game of the season--Braves/Marlins--could be interesting if that game means something.
Bottom line this is still very much in Met hands--they lead the division and need to take care of business--and losing 2 of 3 in Alanta is not necessarily a disaster cause of tiebreaker scenario but winning 2 of 3 would likely for all intents and purposes pretty much give the Mets the division.
Congrats to the Mets for earning a playoff spot and nice first step as the division which they lead by 1 game with 13 to play. A great first step to where the Mets want to go. How will this season end? My sense is Mets win division, beat Cards in NLDS, beat Dodgers in NLCS, and beat Yankees in World Series. Last out will be Edwin Diaz striking out Aaron Judge.
I know Met fans are upset today and rightfully so as a Cub sweep is inexcusable. But here's the playoff match
Magic number of 7 to earn a playoff berth. Now we all know division is more desirable. If the Mets win just 1 of 3 on that series in Atlanta they clinch tiebreaker meaning in the event of a tie the Mets earn the division title. So the idea is to leave Atlanta with a 3 game lead once that series ends which would clinch it with 3 games left in season.
So get a win tonight push lead to 1 game and get it to at least a 2 game lead prior to Brave series.
So Met fans keep your head up as this division still very much in Met hands. Take a deep breath and get ready for a great October
If the Mets go 18-15 in the final 33 games, they win 100 games and IMHO win NL East. With the September schedule and injured players Megill, Carrasco, Guillorme set to return in September 100 wins is very doable.
On both July 1 and August 1, the Mets had a 3.5 game lead in NL East--Today they own a 3-game lead--That should tell you that the Mets, despite the Braves hot play, have done what they have to do. The Braves keep winning but simply cannot shake the Mets
I want to make sure I understand this--Yanks are 75-48 while Mets are 79-45 . And the NL East second place Braves are better than Yanks at 76-48. Mets have beaten Yanks 2 of 3 and last night's game is crucible NYY fans hang onto. If situation was reversed, NYY fans would be upset and rightfully so. Let's not forget the Mets won a pennant in this town in 2015 for Yanks u need to go way back to 2009.
Some perspective folks....
Outstanding day for the Mets at Citi sweeping yet another twin bill. Mets have played Braves 11 times this year and won 7 times. And that is without Degrom pitching an inning in any.of those games. That changes today as Jacob takes the hill.
By days end The Mets either be 4.5 or 6.5 up in NL east . That means The Braves will be further back than they were when they arrived in new York on Thursday. Only 7 games head to head left after today all in Atlanta including last 3 games of the season. The Mets sent a direct message that other teams may be better in certain areas but this Met team has no.weaknesses and that is why I believe they are best team in the sport