With just a week to go in the 2022 regular season, the New York Mets have found themselves in a tight spot at the worst possible time.
With last night’s 6-4 loss to the Miami Marlins, New York fell into a first-place tie with the hard-charging Atlanta Braves.
The defending World Series champs beat the Washington Nationals by an 8-2 final last night.
Now, the Mets find themselves in a bind.
They’ll have one more game with the Marlins tonight.
Even crazier is the fact that they had a 2.5-game lead just four days ago.
That lead has now disappeared, and the Mets find themselves tied with the Braves.
The Mets lost a 2.5-game lead over the Braves in four days. https://t.co/uGR5UB71OI
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) September 28, 2022
Mets Slumping At The Wrong Time
This is the last thing you want to have happen if you’re the Mets.
They’ve been trying to lock down the NL East and clinch their first division title since 2015.
But the Braves haven’t let them put the nail in the coffin.
The defending champions are charging hard and doing everything in their power to try and secure their fifth consecutive NL East title.
But with the Marlins in town, the Mets really need to take advantage of them, as they’re already well out of the postseason race.
Last night’s loss was an ugly one for the Mets.
It’s also quite poorly timed, as the Mets will be heading to Atlanta to take on the Braves in a series that will go a long way in deciding who will come out on top in the NL East.
Atlanta has won four in a row and will be heading home, so the momentum is on their side.
If the Mets lose again tonight and fall out of first place, then the upcoming series doesn’t bode terribly well for them.