Can the New York Mets make the playoffs in 2019? Was the club’s recent series defeat a sign of things to come?
Well, this weekend was a letdown. The New York Mets came into play Friday on a strong note as they had just finished an impressive sweep of the Cleveland Indians. That momentum quickly dissipated as the Amazins’ followed that up with a dud of a series versus the division-leading Atlanta Braves.
Both clubs entered the weekend riding five game-winning streaks and of course, one of those streaks had to die…
The Mets will welcome in the Chicago Cubs, who are the current owners of the second Wild Card spot, on the heels of three straight losses and the Braves will travel to Colorado riding high on an eight-game winning streak.
The Amazins’ competed in all three games but ultimately lost as mental gaps, missed opportunities and quiet bats came to the forefront. You can’t win them all, but these divisional games are extremely important for a Mets team looking to push for the playoffs.
After Sunday’s loss, the New York Mets fell to 3-11 on the season versus the Braves. Freddie Freeman and Sunday’s hero, Josh Donaldson, will return to Queens in September during the final weekend of the season. Will those games be important for the New York Mets?
I certainly hope so as the last month and a half of Mets’ baseball has been very fun to watch. Even with that said, this weekend depicted various worrisome factors that need to be addressed going into the final month of 2019.