The Mets (43-50) have won four of the seven games on their current 10-game homestand, but remain nine losses behind the Rockies in the NL wild-card race with 10 days until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
To win 90 games, the Mets must go 48-20 the rest of the season.
NL Wild Card Race
The Mets begin an interleague series with the Oakland A's on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field.
Steven Matz (2-3, 4.58 ERA) will start for the Mets against RHP Paul Blackburn (1-0, 1.83 ERA).
Here's the rest of the upcoming schedule:
Latest from the Trade Deadline...
As many as six teams have expressed interest in acquiring Mets reliever Addison Reed, Marc Carig of Newsday reported Monday.
In Case You Missed It...
Wilmer Flores had a game-tying, pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning and Jose Reyes hit a walk-off infield single to help the Mets defeat the Cardinals, 2-1, at Citi Field on Thursday >> Recap here!
The Mets activated reliever Josh Smoker off the disabled list and designated reliever Neil Ramirez for assignment.
Mets pitching prospect Thomas Szapucki underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.