Starting tonight, the Mets begin a very critical road trip featuring two 3-game series against their two chief division rivals; the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves.
The next seven days will be a “make or break” period for the team and could determine their ultimate fate at the end of the season.
It was expected that after their last disastrous 2-9 west coast road trip, that the Mets would get themselves back on track after two series at CitiField where they had played well for most of the season.
Unfortunately, the Mets did not get the bounce they expected. Despite taking two from the Cardinals, the Mets ended the homestand losing two of three to the hapless D’Backs and things are beginning to look bleak.
The Mets have not exactly been road warriors as most of you know, and are particularly bad against teams in their own division as evidenced by their 6-12 won-loss record.
The Mets have yet to win a series on the road against National League teams this season, with their only series wins coming against the AL during inter-league play.
It’s hard to believe, but the Mets have not won a road series against a division rival in almost a year. You have to go all the way back to last September when they took two out of three from the Marlins.
The Mets got no help from the front office at the deadline. They have no critical players who are scheduled to come of the DL and make an impact on the team. What you now see is exactly what you are going to get.
Regardless, it’s now do or die time for the Mets.