New York Mets: Are They Really Making Another Run at It?

Daniel Marcillo
yankees, New York Mets, Marcus Stroman
Aug 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman (7) reacts after a strikeout to end the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

This entire Mets season has been the definition of a roller coaster. After seemingly dying for the fourth time this season after their Sunday night loss to the Dodgers, all the Mets needed was a trip to Denver to revive themselves. The Mets rode on the back of Marcus Stroman on Tuesday, then used a Wednesday afternoon comeback to move within three games of the second wild card spot.

They have to make up three games within the last 10 games of the season just to reach a one game playoff…to play in a one game playoff. The Mets will have a weak schedule for their next seven games, but then they run into the Atlanta Braves for the final three games of the season. It would be a terrific momentum builder for the Braves eliminate the Mets to close out the season.

What about the Cubs and Brewers?

Seven of the last ten games the Cubs play will be against the St. Louis Cardinals. That will certainly help the Mets who play under .500 teams for seven of their last ten. The Cubs are actually 7-5 against the Cardinals this season, but they have not faced each other since the end of July/beginning of August.

The Brewers schedule is the easiest out of the three teams. The rest of their games are against teams who are under .500. This leaves them with the best chance to secure the second wild card spot, but like with so much throughout this season we have no idea what will happen. All the Mets can do through the last 10 games is win out and hope for a beautiful collapse from the Cubs and Brewers.