The Mets are about to enter a crucial nine-game stretch in their season. Which comes right before they enter a big 17 game stretch. And that is right before they enter their final stretch run of the season. So really, you can break the Mets remaining schedule down into three stretch’s, and they all get progressively bigger in the amount of games.
But first comes this nine-game stretch. And these nine games are at home against the Diamondbacks, at home against the Padres, and then on the road against the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks currently sit at 45-66 and the Padres sit at 48-63.
The Mets will enter this stretch of games either 1.5 or 2.5 games back of the Marlins for the second Wild Card spot, that depends on the result of their game Monday night. And what makes this stretch so big is that it is an opportunity to beat up on bad teams. These two teams are teams that the Mets need to beat if they are serious about making the playoffs. Really, 6-3 should be the minimum that they need to go in these nine game.
Another thing that makes these games so crucial is because the slate of games they have after them. After these nine games the Mets then go on the road against the Giants for four, away against the Cardinals for three, home against the Phillies for three, home against the Marlins for four, and home against the Nationals for three. That won’t be an easy stretch of games and the Mets have to make sure they win games prior against the Diamondbacks and Padres to help them going into that stretch. There’s no doubt those seven games against the Cardinals and Marlins will be huge considering they are chasing those two teams in the Wild Card standings. But these next nine games could go a long way in deciding if the Mets make the playoffs or not.
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