Mets Return Home; How Important is this Homestand?
Tomorrow, the Mets start a six game homestand against two above five hundred teams, the Atlanta Braves (whom the Mets split a series with in Atlanta last week) and the Colorado Rockies.
The Mets still sit at the top of the National League East, 1.5 games above both the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies (the Nationals remain 6.0 games back), but both the Braves and Phillies have been hot as of late, whereas the Mets have lost more than they’ve won after their 11-1 start.
The Mets should be able to win three games out of the six against the Braves and the Rockies, and hopefully take two out of three (or better) in Cincinnati, one of the weakest teams in the National League.
This all leads up to the first crucial series of the season, the May 11-13 series versus the Phillies. Given the relatively easy schedule the Phillies have against the Marlins, Giants and a depleted Giants team, there’s every chance we will have comparable records going into the May 11th game. Because of this, it’s even more crucial for the Mets to grab an extra game this homestand.
Let’s Go Mets!