Mets set for doubleheader with slim NL East still alive

The Mets’ slim NL East title possibilities remained alive Monday evening.

With the Braves’ 4-0 loss in Miami, the Mets moved inside 1 ½ video games of Atlanta within the division. One Braves victory over their subsequent two video games or a Mets loss in opposition to the Nationals will clinch a fifth straight division title for Atlanta.

The Mets have been rained out Monday and have three video games scheduled in opposition to Washington over two days to conclude the common season. The groups will try and play a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday starting at 4:10 p.m. The Braves personal the division tiebreaker primarily based on their 10-9 file this season in opposition to the Mets, whom they swept three video games over the weekend.

As a wild card, the Mets would enter the postseason because the No. 4 seed within the NL and play the No. 5 seed (both the Padres or Phillies) in a best-of-three sequence starting Friday at Citi Field.

The Mets’ hopes of profitable the NL East stay alive after the Braves’ loss on Monday.
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The Padres started play late in opposition to the Giants with a one-game lead on the Phillies for the No. 5 seed. The Phillies gained 3-0 in Houston.

The Phillies personal the tiebreaker in opposition to the Padres primarily based on profitable 4 of seven video games in opposition to them within the common season.

Buck Showalter stated earlier than Monday’s recreation was rained out that he would wait till the Mets are formally eradicated from the division race earlier than providing his ideas on the wild-card spherical.

Only including to the issue for the Mets is the actual fact the Marlins have shut down ace Sandy Alcantara, so the National League Cy Young-award favourite gained’t pitch Wednesday in opposition to the Braves.

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