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Spencer Strider Forecasted the Mets Collapse Long Before it Happened

Adam Taylor McKillop
Atlanta Braves pitcher Spencer Strider forecasted the New York Mets collapse long before it happened.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Spencer Strider forecasted the New York Mets collapse long before it happened. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Spencer Strider burst onto the scene with a dazzling rookie campaign, helping boost the Atlanta Braves all the way to a coveted 2-seed in the NL Postseason bracket and a spot in the NLDS. Not only will Strider play an important role in Atlanta's quest for a second straight World Series title, but he's a bit of a fortune teller on the side.

Way back in August, the Braves trailed their fierce division rival New York Mets by as 7.0 games in the standings. This included a brutal series in which New York took 4-of-5 contests. Strider notched just one of his 5 regular season losses in that set and spoke with the media postgame, outlining how the Mets could collapse this lead.

Braves insider Grant McAuley resurfaced the comments late on Monday night.

Strider indicated the Mets seemed "to be having a lot of luck right now offensively. That's great. It's August. We'll see what things are like in October."

Well, October has come and the Mets are the only one of these two teams still standing. New York exited the postseason with a brutal NL Wild Card loss at home to the San Diego Padres. The Mets collapsed. There's no sugar coating it, and Strider seemed to have an idea that's exactly what was going to happen.

Now that it's Tuesday, and the official start of the NLDS, the Braves must turn their attention away from laughing at the Mets and towards an important Game 1. Max Fried takes the ball for this NLDS action against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Braves enter the 1:07 p.m. ET tilt as -205 moneyline favorites, according to MLB odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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