The Duel

Mets' Playoff Odds Surge Past Cardinals, Brewers & Phillies Following Dramatic Win Over Nationals

Dan Israeli
Washington Nationals  v New York Mets
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The New York Mets were 40-50 coming out of the 2019 MLB All-Star break, staring up at a lot of teams in a highly competitive NL Wild Card race.

Mets' Record Since the All-Star Break

Since the break, the Mets have gone 20-6, which is the best mark in baseball over that span. The Mets are now banging loudly on the MLB postseason door, and the oddsmakers are starting to buy into their remarkable post-break run.

The Mets are second to only the Washington Nationals in odds to make the playoffs, out of a pack of eight teams all separated by just 4.5 games in the NL Wild Card race. Currently, before games commence on August 10, the Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers hold the two Wild Card spots while the Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies are all a half-game behind Milwaukee.

By the end of the weekend, however, the Mets can find themselves atop the Wild Card standings. They are currently playing a three-game set against the Nationals and won the first game in epic fashion, coming back from down three runs twice. The win was capped off by a game-winning hit from Michael Conforto in the bottom of the ninth, which was the first walk-off of his MLB career.

The win was shockingly the first time all season the Mets came back after trailing to start the ninth inning. The team was so hyped following Conforto's game-winner they managed to tear off his jersey, leading to a topless post-game interview.

In addition to going 20-6 since the break, the Mets are also riding a seven-game winning streak. After the current series concludes, the Mets will play a combined six more series against the Atlanta Braves (3), Phillies (2), and Nationals (1) this season, and they also have tough matchups against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs.

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