The Mets announced Tuesday that tickets to a potential 2016 National League tie-breaker game will go on sale this Thursday, September 29 at 2:00 p.m., online at Mets.com/tickets.
The team also said it will soon e-mail season and plan ticket holders with information about an exclusive presale opportunity.
What happens in a two-team tiebreak scenario?
The Mets won four of seven games against the Giants this season. So, if the two teams end up tied with the same record, the Mets own the tie-breaker.
However, the Mets and Cardinals split the only six games they played this season, leaving their tie-breaker up in the air. According to MLB's rules, after head-to-head, the next tie-breaker is better percentage during intra-division games, after which they go to intra-league games.
Right now, the Mets are 36-35 (.507) against their National League East rivals, while the Cardinals are 37-33 (.528) against the NL Central. The two teams each only play games against their division through the end of the season.
What happens in a three-team tiebreak scenario?
In the event of a three-way tie between the Mets, Giants and Cardinals for the NL Wild Card, the Mets will play the Cardinals on Oct. 3.
The winner will be considered the top Wild Card team.
The loser from Mets-Cardinals on Oct. 3 will face the Giants on Oct. 4, after which the Oct. 4 winner will face the Oct. 3 winner on Oct. 5.
Then, finally, the winner from October 5 will be declared the remaining Wild Card team and advance to play the Cubs in the NL Division Series in Chicago on Oct. 7.
How would it look if the season ended today?