So the Mets are still clinging to playoff hopes as a wildcard team. But after not being able to close out the sweep of the Phillies and our series loss to the Diamondbacks is probably proof that we won’t be able to finish the race.
You see the conventional wisdom is that the good teams beat the bad teams and split with the good teams. We’ve been doing the latter but not the former. When a team splits with the good and bad teams they’re just a .500 team.
Unfortunately, even with the second wild card, that’s not going to be enough.
Injuries are one factor, but with how the team was built, the Mets were counting on a player or two to get hot and carry them a couple times. It’s really only happened once at the beginning of the year. The Mets have have shot if they can get one more good hot streak, but otherwise it’s back to the goal of trying to finish above .500.