In a poll to MetsBlog on May 25, 95 percent of 5,000 people said they expected the Mets to go at least 8–5 during the next 13 games, against the Nationals, Pirates and Marlins.
The Mets were 7–5, with one game rained out in Pittsburgh.
The thing is, the Mets started the stretch 5–1 in the first six games, all at home, then went 2–4 while on the road, including a three-game sweep from the Pirates.
“This road trip didn't go like we had wanted it to, like we had planned,” David Wright said, according to Newsday. “Unfortunately, that's baseball.”
This week, the Mets will play three games against the Phillies in Citi Field, starting tomorrow, then travel to the Bronx to face the Yankees on Friday.
In a post to Brooklyn Met Fan, Adam Salazar writes, “Normally I’m ready to rumble with our two biggest rivals but this time I feel naked going against them without Jose Reyes and Carlos Delgado. Sure we can beat the Nats and Fish with one hand tied behind our back, but consecutive showdowns with possibly the two best teams in baseball, could easily turn into a bloodbath.”
…i hear ya, adam… but, even if the Mets drop two of three during each of these two series, remember the Phillies are playing the Red Sox this weekend… so, sure, next week, on Monday, the Mets could be four or five games out of first, though still three or four games over .500… frankly, it’s the 23 games after that, which have me worried, with some in American League parks, and 16 against the Cardinals, Brewers, Yankees, Phillies and Dodgers… and then it’s the All-Star break… in other words, this will be a difficult month…