Mets 84-52 after 136 played
Just a late update. The Mets have dropped a pair — it’s always especially painful to come up short against the Braves — but their magic number was shaved by one thanks to a Phillies loss. Meanwhile, the Fish have come on strong, pulling into a tie with Philly. And with 26 games to go, the Mets’ magic number goes to …
And I’m set to do the Teufel Shuffle.
Update (Tuesday night): Rain washed away Astros-Phillies and Braves-Mets, so the magic number for the Mets to clinch the NL East remained stuck at 11. But the Marlins lost, setting their tragic number back to 10.