Last updated: 09/29/2016 - 4:00 PM UTC
I wrote the other day criticizing Kevin Kernan‘s column in last Sunday’s New York Post in which he proclaimed the race in the NL East over. After the Mets got swept in a four game series in Philadelphia yesterday I now have the sad privilege of gloating. A 6 game lead has turned into a 2 game lead heading into a 3 game series in Atlanta, a team the Mets have gone only 4-8 against this season. The Mets magic number remains at 28 with a very real possibility that the team could be knocked out of first place with a couple of losses to the Braves and a couple of Phillies wins against the Florida Marlins.