The New York Mets, after an awful month of July, going 9-17, are right on the edge of playoff contention along with the Florida Marlins in the National League.
The strange thing about the Mets, is that they have some tremendous talent in their starting lineup.
Right now though, they only have three guys clicking, Jose Reyes, Angel Pagan, and David Wright.
What is really hurting the Mets offensively are the players either coming back from injuries, or the players that just can't hit consistently.
Since making his season debut after the All-Star break, Carlos Beltran hasn't hit or even fielded like he's accustomed to.
Rookie first baseman Ike Davis, other than hitting the occasional home run, isn't hitting, and the Mets aren't getting anything out of Jeff Francoeur and Luis Castillo.
Their rotation has three reliable arms, but they're just too inconsistent as a team to go on a run, thus they are .500 at 53-52.
They currently sit 6.5 games behind in the NL East.
Chance at making postseason: 55 percent