Mets Mathematically Eliminated
With their two losses to the Phillies on Sunday night, the Mets fell 20 games behind the NL East-leading Phillies and 19 games behind the Wild Card-leading Colorado Rockies.
Since the Mets have 18 games left to play, I’m going to assume these numbers mean the Mets have been officially, mathematically eliminated from the postseason.
So at this point, there is absolutely no chance that the Mets can play “meaningful games” for the remainder of September. Even if they win their final 18 games, they’ll still be a game short of the playoffs.
I know, I know — Jerry Manuel threw in the towel in mid-June. Most of the rest of us conceded the season in July. But now it’s official.
I can taste the Champagne … and it’s a bad vintage.