Mets 89-55 after 144 played
It’s been ugly for a few days for the Mets, and it looked to be more of the same as Tuesday night’s game sailed (sailed, because of the all the water falling Miami, you see..) into the middle innings. But after a missed opportunity in the seventh, Carlos Delgado punished his former mates and the Mets propelled themselves to a nice 6-4 comeback win over the Marlins.
The happy outcome led to a magic number that shrank to just …
That’s over the Phillies, who were rained out vs. the Braves. Oh, yes, the Braves, who cannot win the division. The Mets’ win eliminated "America’s Team" and thus ended Atlant’a insufferable streak. Always happy to see it end, I’m wildly happy that it was the Mets who were able to do it.
Three, by the way, has been quite the digit for light-hitting championship shortstops in Mets history, with both Buddy Harrelson and Rafael Santana donning No. 3 all the way to the World Series crown.
The Mets’ lead is now at 16 1/2 games over both the Phillies and the Marlins. A Mets win tonight would eliminate Florida from the NL East.