Mets 77-48 after 125 played
Steve Trachsel — 13-game winner. Jose Reyes — there are more than five tools, right? Because he has like 17. St. Louis, you scare us none, with your faux ace and runner-up MVP. It was a 10-8 win for the Mets, but you see, we can hold a big lead, even if we let the opposition narrow the gap.
A nice win, and one that lowered the Mets’ magic number to a mere …
Not only was it Willie Mays‘ number with the Mets (and Giants) but also, briefly, Kelvin Torve‘s (and Rickey‘s but he had a bit more cred). Right now, it’s just the the number of Phillies wins and Mets losses combined that launches the Amazin’s to the playoffs.
With their 77 wins after 125, the Mets are on a pace to win 99.79 games, which I’ll round up to a smooth 100.