A few days ago, the Mets clinched the certainty that they would not make a postseason appearance this season.
With their loss last night to the Braves, they’ve also clinched a losing season — guaranteed.
You see, their most recent lack of success was their 82nd of the season. Since there are only 162 games in a season, it is mathematically impossible for the Mets to reach .500 — much less a winning season — even if they finish on a 17-0 winning streak.
On the bright side, it’s also mathematically impossible for the Mets to lose 100 games. So there’s that. Yee ha.