According to manager Terry Collins, despite winning the NL East, and leading the Dodgers, he will continue to play his regular players through the remainder of the regular season.
“I think you’ve got to get the edge back that we had,” he explained. “We’re going to play to win as many games as we can, to try to get home-field advantage in the first round. I think it’s very, very important to have that. It’s something we should shoot for and, I think when you’re still playing for something, it prepares you better.”
Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com
It's worth noting that in their last 11 road games, the Mets are 11-0, while averaging 7.7 runs a game with a team ERA of 3.60. Also, last time they played the Dodgers in Los Angeles, the Mets won two of three games and scored 13 runs against LA's best pitchers. I'm not rooting against home field advantage, not at all. But, if for some reason the Mets have to play an extra road game in the NLDS, I'm not convinced it will be the end of the world.