When the current MLB season started, one of the favorite teams not only to go to the postseason but to become champions of the World Series were the New York Mets, who with a new and filthy rich landlord in Steve Cohen, hiring Francisco Lindor and potentially one of the best rotations in all of Major League Baseball. However, with less than two weeks to go the campaign, perhaps one of the great failures of the year was consummated.
After the St. Louis Cardinals posted their thirteenth straight win, second place in the National League wild card is now mathematically unattainable for the New York Mets, meaning the team is officially eliminated from competing for the Wild Card. .
The Queens team can still choose to win the East Division of the National League, in which the Atlanta Braves lead by 7.5 games over the Metropolitans with 9 games left on the schedule, which means that to advance to the playoffs the Braves they have to lose 8 of their last 9 games and the Mets win all of them, plus the Phillies lose at least 6 of their last 9 games.
At 73-79, according to Baseball Reference the Mets have less than 0.1% chance of making the playoffs, which in a nutshell means they need a miracle and little else to get to October.