As the vast majority of us expected entering the month of September, the race for the National League East crown is coming right down to the wire.
The New York Mets are ahead of the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves by a game-and-a-half, with a magic number of eight to ultimately secure their first division crown since 2015.
New York will open up a two-game set with the already eliminated Miami Marlins tomorrow night.
Meanwhile, in our nation’s capital, the Braves will start a three-game set tonight with the Juan Soto-less Washington Nationals.
Mets – 8 games to play
Braves- 9 games to play pic.twitter.com/eyPzwlRyCR
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) September 26, 2022
Mets, Braves Set For Huge Week
These sets are crucial ones ahead of the weekend series the Mets and Braves will play against each other at Truist Park.
It’s crunch time for both the Mets and the Braves.
This week will make or break the chances of each team to win the division.
This is when baseball is most exciting.
We’re finally near the finish line and the postseason is looming.
Two powerhouses are going at it with just a few games left on the schedule to determine who comes out on top in the NL East.
The Mets have eight remaining games, while the Braves have nine left on their schedule.
Both the Marlins and Nationals will look to play some spoiler on their respective division rivals, while the Braves and Mets will be gunning for it.
This is the make-or-break week for both teams as we get closer and closer to the finish line and being able to see who comes out on top in the East.
The Braves have won the division in each of the past four seasons, but it’s the Mets who control their own destiny right now.