With a cupcake schedule the rest of the way through it’s smooth sailing time for the Mets – something NL New Yorkers are not used to. Can you believe heading into the trade deadline, there was a question that Mets might not even have the gas to make it to September as a contender? It seems like an absolute crazy thought now considering the team seems to have a stranglehold on their division and a playoff berth. Why are they suddenly such a lock you ask?
Rarely has the MLB done the New York Mets a favor when it comes to schedule. With just three series left, two of which are against below .500 teams, you’d have to think this team has a pretty good shot of clinching. MLB betting site topbet.eu has the Mets leading the NL Pennant race (+175) and tied with Toronto (+400) as World Series favorites.
The Mets play four games in Cincinnati before heading to Philadelphia for three more. They then wrap up their regular season at home against their division rival Washington Nationals.
They’ve had a lot of success against lower rung National League opponents this season. They’ll enter their series with the Reds unbeaten at 4-0 on the year. The Mets will then take on the lowly Phillies, who the team is an unbelievable 14-2 against this season. Finally, they’ll wrap up the regular season schedule with a divisional matchup against the Nats – a team they’ve been decent against all year.
The Nationals and Mets have traded wins all season but New York hasn’t really had a chance to take them down since their most recent slide in the ranks. Although at the end of July into August the team went perfect against Washington, taking all taking all three home games in the heat of the summer.
The Mets are one of the few final contenders with the best possible schedule, not only for morale but to rest up some of their best stars to prepare for the postseason – a postseason in which the Mets are one of the leagues favorites.