Did the New York Mets blow their playoff chances?

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets of the New York Mets looks on during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on August 25, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Teams are wearing special color-schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players' Weekend. The Braves won 2-1. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets of the New York Mets looks on during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on August 25, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Teams are wearing special color-schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players' Weekend. The Braves won 2-1. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) /
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Worrisome Factors for the New York Mets
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Worrisome Factors for the New York Mets

3: Consistency is key

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In the end, the Mets need to stay consistent. When the Amazins’ were hot they were pitching, hitting and playing clean defense every night. The Mets were swept this weekend because they pitched when they did not hit and hit when they did not pitch.

On Friday, the Mets were confounded by Mike Foltynewicz and the struggling Braves bullpen. Jacob deGrom tried his best to win the Mets the game as he even hit a home run. On Sunday, the Mets were arguably single-handedly defeated by Josh Donaldson, whose two solo home runs accounted for the Braves only two runs.

The Mets have the talent to win. They have one of the best rotations in baseball and can score enough to compete with any club, they just need to hop out of this recent funk and start over on Tuesday at the start of a huge series versus the Cubs.

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The Mets need to gain ground but they also need to keep pace if they expect to make the playoffs in 2019. The Amazins’ failed to do either this weekend versus the Braves.