What if the Mets Sweep the Braves?
Today there is a story in the New York Post by Kevin Kernan titled Tonight may begin end of Mets’ playoff dream. Kernan says this:
Terry Collins’ Last Stand 2011 begins tonight at Citi Field against the Braves. The 55-55 Mets are right where I picked them to be at the start of the season, a .500 team, but for tonight at least, the Mets can believe they can get in the wild-card race if they sweep the Braves.
The Diamondbacks and Cardinals are ahead of the Mets in the wild-card standings, too, so this is the ultimate uphill climb, but at least the Mets and their fans have one final weekend to dream of living the high life of being a wild-card contender.
As for goals, that’s equivalent to piling up Cs in high school, but that is where the Mets are as a franchise. Even if there were two NL wild cards this season the Mets would be hard-pressed to gain a party pass.
For the Mets to have a real shot at the wild card, they would have to win 90 games. They have 52 games remaining, so that means they must post a record in the 35-17 neighborhood. There you have it. That’s where the Mets are on Aug. 5.
MetsToday contributor Kyle Schnitzer publicly threw in the towel on the season yesterday. A day before that I suggested the Mets needed to go 22-0 against teams outside the NL East to get to 90 victories. So we’re kind of skeptical here at the moment.
However, if the Mets sweep the Braves this weekend, would it rekindle your dream of a Mets postseason appearance? Why or why not? Post your thoughts in the comments.