What a difference a day makes! After Wednesday’s disheartening effort against the Braves, the Mets followed it up with their best ninth-inning comeback in over a generation. It may not be possible to have statement games in early May but both of these contests felt significant when they happened. After sweeping a doubleheader on Tuesday, the Mets had a chance to take a four-game series against the Braves after dropping the first game. Instead, they gave away the momentum of the sweep and let the Braves off the hook. It felt like the series in late July last year, when the Mets were in first place and had a chance to bury the Braves, instead they lost the series and the Braves went ahead and were buyers instead of sellers at the deadline.
Then on Thursday, it looked like they were going to give life to the Phillies, too. They were 4-2 against them but it looked like Philadelphia was going to cut that deficit to a single game. Then the Mets came back with the seven-run ninth inning that had to have left the Phillies in shock. In a fan forum, people were calling for the club to fire Joe Girardi. That’s not something any of us expected would happen in early May back when the season began.
Do the Braves have life? Are the Phillies dead in the water?
Which was more significant?
- Thursday against the Phillies (100%, 4 Votes)
- Wednesday against the Braves (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 4