August 12, 2019 | 9: 06pm
The chatter around the Mets has been their time table: From the commence of next yr’s slate to how at ease their present slip has been.
Now it’s going to be how demanding their stretch slip is, initiating Tuesday with a three-sport street situation at National League East-main Atlanta.
“Yeah, with out a doubt. I’ve already been consuming about it,” talked about Zack Wheeler, who’ll collect the ball at 7: 20 p.m. against Max Fried. “You lose [Sunday], we must buy the momentum beautiful attend up and collect that first recall in Atlanta and collect beautiful attend after it, situation the tone. Establish the tone with them.”
The Mets had been a white-sizzling 13-1 coming into this previous weekend’s sequence against Washington, but their droop had been downplayed in some quarters because it came against at ease competition. However the Mets are pointing to their sequence recall over the Nationals as proof they are able to beat correct groups. They’ll collect a great better one in Atlanta.
“It turned into as soon as huge, because we have faith been running off all these games and successful them and each person turned into as soon as roughly asserting you have faith been playing against easy groups, blah, blah, blah. Those are the games you’re supposed to recall,” Wheeler talked about. “So it’s likely you’ll’t blame us for successful them. You’re supposed to recall those games.
“In case you attain, it’s a plus. In case you don’t, you then look for even worse. Playing those more straightforward groups then coming up against, fancy, the Nationals, you knew it turned into as soon as going to be a demanding take a look at. But we pulled it out, we grinded, played correct baseball for basically the most allotment.”
The Mets’ final slate contains: At the Braves, at the Royals, versus the Indians, Braves, Cubs, at the Phillies, at the Nationals, the Phillies, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, at the Rockies, at the Reds, the Marlins sooner than closing against these same Braves all as soon as more.
Their opponents’ .508 successful share represents a much more challenging street than the Braves (.499) or Nationals (.498) must face.