Throughout the years, the New York Mets have developed a reputation for choking, collapsing, and losing in ways that one can’t even imagine.
The hashtag “#lolmets” has been a thing for years.
It came back to life this past weekend, when the team lost all three games against the Atlanta Braves to relinquish first place and likely the chance to rest during the playoffs’ first round.
It has been a thing since June, when the team slowly started to give up ground and throw away a 10.5-game lead in the division.
However, the Mets have been a very good team all year long: the Braves have just been better since June.
There is no collapse.
There is no #lolmets.
The Mets Are Still Dangerous And Going To The Playoffs
They still made the postseason and still look really, really dangerous for October.
MLB insider Mark Feinsand explains the situation a bit better.
“Since the Mets had a 10.5-game lead on June 1, they’re 63-44. That’s a 95-win pace over a 162-game season. They didn’t choke away the NL East. The Braves went crazy – 76-32, which is a 114-win pace – and took it away. If the Mets win 2 of 3 vs. the Nats, they’ll have 100 wins,” he tweeted.
Since the Mets had a 10.5-game lead on June 1, they're 63-44. That's a 95-win pace over a 162-game season.
They didn't choke away the NL East. The Braves went crazy – 76-32, which is a 114-win pace – and took it away.
If the Mets win 2 of 3 vs. the Nats, they'll have 100 wins.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) October 3, 2022
A 95-game pace is not too shabby, and certainly nothing to sneeze about.
Atlanta, however, clicked as a team after a rough first two months.
They are the reigning champions for a reason.
When somebody tells you about another Mets collapse, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
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