The weekend series with the Braves ends and the Mets head into Cincinnati winning 3 out of 7, which was the least acceptable scenario I would tolerate, the problem is the scenario I imagined would have the Mets ahead of the Braves by 5 1/2 games and the Phillies by 6. Instead the Mets are ahead of the Braves by 7 1/2 and the Phillies by 4.
I thought going in the Mets would take two of four from the Phillies like they had all year and that the Braves would win the series two of three. Thus the standings like above.
However the Mets sucked the tailpipe in Philly and somehow decide that this weekend was a good time to sweep the Braves. If the Phillies had done better with the Marlins, they would be even closer to the Mets.
The Mets are frustrating this year. They have been in first place most of the year and have survived many mediocre streaks. Still, every time they have the jugular they let go and give the Phillies and or Braves opportunities. Many opportunities, that the Braves and Phillies have not taken.
I hope that they don't falter in the playoffs.