Mets 3 Marlins 2
Mets sweep the Marlins, solidifying their hold on fourth place in the NL East.
Mets Game Notes
Once again, I have no notes for this game because I couldn’t watch it. Too bad, as it sounded fairly dramatic. If you saw the game, please post your observations in the comments. Thank you.
By sweeping the Marlins, the Mets won their second home series of the second half. Seriously.
Additionally, the magic number is now 7 for the Mets to clinch a fourth-place finish. Just think, if the NL East comprised two teams, and those two teams were the Mets and the Marlins, the Mets would be sitting pretty right now and a virtual lock for the postseason. Unfortunately, the Mets have the bad luck of being in a division with three other teams as well.
Next Mets Game
The Mets begin a four-game series against the Pirates on Monday at 7:10 p.m. Jenrry Mejia gets the start against Kyle McPherson.
About the Author
Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.