Now every game is a must win

Seth LugoAs one of three teams fighting for two playoff spots, each and every remaining game counts. Especially since the Cardinals (vs. Reds and Pirates) and Giants (vs. Rockies and Dodgers) will both be at home for their last two series while we take the road. If we can reel off the next four including a sweep in Miami, things would look a lot brighter going into the playoffs. If we have to use both Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon in the last weekend, then Seth Lugo will start in a do-or-die wild card playoff game. It’s not an easy path, but at least we control our own destiny to get there. Here’s what’s ahead for the Mets.

Mets @ Miami

Tonight: Bartolo Colon vs. Mike Conley

Tomorrow: Noah Syndergaard vs. Mike Koehler

Wednesday: Seth Lugo vs. TBD

Thursday: Mets off

Mets @ Philadelphia

Friday: Robert Gsellman vs. Alec Asher

Saturday: TBD vs. TBD

Sunday: TBD vs. TBD

3 comments for “Now every game is a must win

  1. Jimmy P
    September 26, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    We are still not in must-win category.

    But winning would be preferable!

    There’s still a strong chance that either the Cards or Giants will falter badly down the stretch. They have already. Maybe 3-3 gets the Mets in. It’s possible, but that doesn’t make it a good plan.

    If you are collecting ballots, I’m voting in favor of winning. But if the Mets don’t win, if they run into a buzzsaw in Miami, I will be okay. I’m pretty amazed and grateful already for the way this team has responded to adversity. It feels like we’ve been handed a gift. I’m not going to throw it on the floor and cry, “But I wanted a pony!”

    Let’s Go Mets!

    • Name
      September 26, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      “Maybe 3-3 gets the Mets in. It’s possible, but that doesn’t make it a good plan”

      3-3 would require the Cards to go 5-2 just to tie, and 6-1 to win it outright as well as the Giants going 4-2 or better.
      Heck even 2-4 would require the Cards to go 5-2 plus the Giants 4-2 for the Mets to miss a game #163, which is why i’d put the chances of the Mets getting at least a tie for the 2nd wild card at 95% at this point

      Clearly every game is not a must win.

      • Jimmy P
        September 27, 2016 at 11:02 am

        Anything can happen. I don’t really put any stock in playoff odds; things change too quickly.

        As flawed and vulnerable as both the Cards and Giants appear, I have great respect for both those organizations and their managers. Yes, one could easily collapse. But my feeling is that neither team goes gently into the night. I think they put up a fight.

        As for the Mets, it would be huge to get some big games out of Yoenis. He’s the man who can make the offense click into high gear.

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