Where do things stand?
The Mets are off tonight, as the Giants play the Rockies and Cardinals face the Reds. By Friday morning, all three teams will have played 159 games and will have three left on the schedule...
What has to happen this weekend for the Mets to get in to the playoffs?
If the Mets win at least two of three from the Phillies this weekend -- regardless of what the Cardinals and Giants do -- the Mets will clinch a playoff berth and host the Wild Card game next Wednesday at Citi Field.
If the Mets win one game of three games from the Phillies, and the Cardinals lose at least once, the Mets clinch at least a Wild Card spot.
If the Mets lose all three games to the Phillies, they can still advance to the Wild Card game, but one of the Cardinals or Giants must lose two of their three remaining four games.
What are their remaining schedules?
|Date||Opp||Time||Giants : Pitcher||Opp: Pitcher|
|Thu. 29||vs. Col||10:15 PM ET||A. Suárez (3-5)||J. Gray (10-9)|
|Fri. 30||vs. LAD||10:15 PM ET||M. Bumgarner (14-9)||C. Kershaw (12-3)|
|Sat. 1||vs. LAD||4:05 PM ET||R. Hill (3-2)|
|Sun. 2||vs. LAD||3:05 PM ET||M. Moore (4-5)||J. De León (2-0)|
|Date||Opp||Time||Cardinals : Pitcher||Opp: Pitcher|
|Thu. 29||vs. Cin||7:15 PM ET||Á. Reyes (4-1)||D. Straily (14-8)|
|Fri. 30||vs. Pit||8:15 PM ET||C. Martínez (15-9)||T. Glasnow (0-1)|
|Sat. 1||vs. Pit||1:05 PM ET||J. García (10-13)||C. Kuhl (5-4)|
|Sun. 2||vs. Pit||3:15 PM ET||A. Wainwright (12-9)||R. Vogelsong (3-6)|
|Date||Opp||Time||Mets : Pitcher||Opp: Pitcher|
|Fri. 30||at Phi||7:05 PM ET||R. Gsellman (3-2)||A. Asher (2-0)|
|Sat. 1||at Phi||1:05 PM ET||B. Colón (14-8)||J. Thompson (3-6)|
|Sun. 2||at Phi||3:05 PM ET||N. Syndergaard (13-9)||J. Eickhoff (11-14)|
What's happening tonight?
Giants: Johnny Cueto is scheduled to return from a one-game absence caused by a groin injury when the Giants conclude a three-game series against the Rockies >> Read more.
Cardinals: The Cardinals turn to their least-experienced starter to help keep them alive Thursday night. Alex Reyes gets the call as St. Louis (82-76) tries to salvage a split of its four-game series with the Reds. The 22-year-old right-hander, who will make his fifth major league start, is coming off a win against the Cubs >> Read more.