Mets 43-25 after 68 games
A weird win — where players lose the ball in their jerseys and interference is actually called — is still a win, and when you can no longer count on the Phillies to lower your magic number for you, you take things into your own hands. At least into David Wright’s hands. The Mets snapped a little two-game skid thanks to the MVP candidate Sunday, when he drove in five runs — capped by a lovely grand slam– in the Mets’ 9-4 win over the Birds, a win that lowered the Mets’ magic number to…
That’s over Phlly, which remained 9 1/2 out. They would be 24 games over the Royals had the divisions worked out.