The painful decline of the Mets took an even bigger hit last night as the Florida Marlins came into Shea Stadium and beat the Mets, 6-1. Combine that with wins by the Phillies over the Nationals, 8-4, and the Brewers over the Cubs, 5-1, puts the Mets on death's doorstep. Once again.
They trail the Phillies in the East by 2, and the Brewers by 1 in the Wild Card. A Phillies win today or tomorrow gives Philly the East title, and if Milwaukee wins both games this weekend, the Mets will officially miss the playoffs again, after having a big September lead.
The Mets will bring Johan Santana back on three days rest today to try to keep the season going to tomorrow. The weather may not cooperate today, but what does that matter.
An ugly situation in Queens is getting uglier.