New York Mets: Contenders for 1st Place in the NL East? How They Did This May

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New York Mets: Contenders for 1st Place in the NL East? How They Did This May
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Another month down, and the Mets are still in it.

At 15-13, May was not a dominating month for the Mets. But the Amazin's were without starting left fielder Jason Bay for the entirety of the month, without starting shortstop Ruben Tejada since May 7th, without starting catcher Josh Thole since May 8th, and had to use three different starters in their 4th rotation slot. The fact that the Mets still managed to go over .500 for the month is nothing short of a minor miracle.

New York is still very much in the thick of things, as they currently sit in third place in the overly competitive NL East. And at 28-23, they are only 1.5 games out of first place.

Looking ahead, 25 of the Mets' 28 games in June will be against teams who are currently over .500, so if the Amazin's can find a way to stay in the hunt when this stretch is over, people will really start to see them as a legitimate contender to make it to the postseason.

But before we look forward, let's look back on the highs and lows of what was a wild month for the New York Mets.

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