If you look at the head to head stats this could be a good series. But only if you simply skim the numbers.
Look at the seven stats highlighted and there is the main problem with the Mets and why this could be a very very painful three game set.
Of the seven the one I think is most egregious are the errors. The Dodgers come in with 37 and the Mets with 55. Of those 55 aproximately 12 either contributed to losing the lead after the 7th inning or let the tying/winning run score in a road game.
What is worst is that some 25% of the errors this year were from lackadaisical play. Errors happen, thats baseball but this type of play seems to point towards not being in the game.
Too many errors on this team are from not appying this simple rule: TWO-HANDS!!
We also can't seem to get hits with runners in scoring position in any consistent manner. There was a game recently where we had the bases loaded three times and three different hitters came up and we did not get a single run. That is almost impossible.
A drunk on the local beer league team could manage to get in front of a pitch in order to score a run. Any kind of fly ball and we get a run. Its laughable. Only I'm not laughing any more.
Which stat do you think shows more why these two teams are in thier relative positions in the standings?