As Arnold from Jurassic Park once said, “Hold onto your butts.”
The race for the NL East is tight.
The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves will square off in an all-important three-game series this weekend at Truist Park with New York ahead of the defending champions by a game.
This race will go a long way in deciding who out of the two teams will come out on top, and there are a lot of different scenarios that could take place.
MLB outlined the four possible scenarios and what they would mean going into the final three games next week.
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— MLB (@MLB) September 30, 2022
NL East Race Coming Down To Wire
It all comes down to this.
The Mets could have this thing wrapped up after Sunday’s game.
It would take a sweep for that scenario to play out.
If they win two out of three, they’ll have a two-game lead with three games to go.
By virtue of holding the tiebreaker, their next win or the next Braves loss after the series would give New York their first NL East title since 2015.
But the Braves are still very much alive in this division race.
If they sweep, they would stake out a two-game lead in the division and would be able to clinch the division with the next Mets loss or a win.
They would hold the tiebreaker if the series ends up being a sweep in their favor.
If they take two out of three, the two teams will be tied for first with three games remaining on the schedule.
The Mets would still hold the tiebreaker in that case.
Buckle up, baseball fans.
It’s going to be an exciting weekend full of drama.