With the All Star break approaching, the Mets surprisingly find themselves only a few games behind the Braves in the race for the wild card. At the beginning of the season, no one expected the Mets to be anywhere near the playoffs. Despite the injuries that have hit them, these Mets are playing some inspired ball, scoring runs at a great rate, and are in contention for the National League’s final playoff spot.
The road to the playoffs will not be easy. This team of young players will have to prove themselves during the dog days of August. There are some obstacles this team will have to overcome, and their quest to the postseason depends on their success in dealing with these hurdles.
Here are the five toughest problems that will face the Mets in the coming months.