The New York Mets are making a push for first place in the NL East, much to everyone's surprise.
Just four games back from the first place Washington Nationals, the Mets are doing better than what everyone expected.
Good fortune has finally hit the Mets, but don't expect it to be around all season.
Currently at 36-32, their record shows more danger than optimism. The Mets have holes on their team, but is helped by the fact of a subpar NL East, with every team less than 10 games back from first. Unlike some of the other teams in the NL East like the Atlanta Braves or Philadelphia Phillies, this club has little experience with chasing for the playoffs, something that can hurt them in September.
While the Mets are in second place, don't expect them to be playoff contenders in September because of these reasons.