It's been a wild season: exciting, frustrating, up, down.
August started well with two consecutive series sweeps. The Mets stumbled against the Rays, but then sweep the Rockies in a four game series. Momentum?
The Pirates came to Citi Field on Friday. After the Mets lost the first game, broadcaster Keith Hernandez
said something like Mets fans, you really didn't think that the Mets
would win the rest of the games, did you?
No, that would be ridiculous. But this was a big series for the Mets, and they were swept.
Two teams have swept their season series from the Mets: the Pirates and the Cubs. The two teams leading the National League Wild Card race are the same Pirates and Cubs. The Mets are six games behind the Cubs and eight games behind the Pirates.
If the Mets are going to realize their dream of a post-season, they better win the division. They were lucky that the Nationals have been playing badly; the Mets are leading by four games. But, oh, what could have been.
The Mets pulled out a win tonight against the Orioles 5-3, despite a scary bottom of the ninth. Let's go Mets!
Note on the title of this post.