Despite still being 10.5 games back in the NL East and four games back in the Wild Card standings, the Mets have made drastic improvements on their playoff odds over the past week.
According to FanGraphs, the Mets' playoff odds now sit at 21.3 percent.
On July 25, just one week ago, the Mets' playoff odds stood at just 4.8 percent. Since then, the team has gone on a seven game winning streak and acquired All-Star pitcher Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays.
It's the Mets longest winning streak of the season, besting their previous four game win streak from May 20 through May 23 -- a four-game series sweep of the Washington Nationals. The last time that the team had a win streak of seven or more games was back in April of 2018, when the Mets won nine straight.
In the current Wild Card standings, the Chicago Cubs lead the way with a 77.6 percent chance at making the playoffs, with the Washington Nationals right behind them at 76.4 percent. Still in the hunt, and ahead of the Mets, are the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, and Philadelphia Phillies.
Up next on the schedule, the Mets will start a three-game road series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, followed by a four-game homestand with the Miami Marlins next week.
It'll be a good chance for the Mets to continue increasing their playoff hopes as Pittsburgh and Miami are the bottom two teams in the National League.