James Loney and Jay Bruce hit two-run homers and Jeurys Familia earned his 50th save of the season as the Mets beat the Marlins, 5-2, on Wednesday night in Miami >> Read more
The Cardinals and Giants both lost, meaning the Mets are two losses up on the Cardinals and one loss up on the Giants in the Wild Card race.
The Mets can clinch a postseason berth by winning at least two of their final three games of the season - or, by winning one game combined with one loss by the Cardinals.
Also on Wednesday, Terry Collins said Bartolo Colon could start on short rest Friday so he pitch a potential Wild Card game if Noah Syndergaard is needed Sunday >> Read more
Colon has a tendon issue in his right foot, but says he's fine >> Read more
Lucas Duda was scratched from the lineup Wednesday. He was sore after having played a full game and running the bases the day before >> Read more
Tim Tebow hit a home run in his first-ever at-bat during an instructional league game in St. Lucie >> Read more
What's on Tap for Thursday, Sept. 29
The Mets are off Thursday. The Cardinals host the Reds at 7 pm, while the Giants host the Rockies at 10 pm.
The Mets open their final series of the regular season on Friday in Philadelphia at 7:05 p.m.
Robert Gsellman (2.56 ERA, 1.27 WHIP) starts for the Mets, opposed by Alec Asher (1.66 ERA, 0.97 WHIP).
For every Mets home run hit at Citi Field® this season, Citi will show their appreciation to No Kid Hungry with a $2,000 donation to help fight childhood hunger. Every dollar donated provides 10 healthy meals. To see this season's grand total to date, visit mets.com/citi.