The New York Mets enter the final two months of the season trailing the Atlanta Braves by 7.5 games in the wild-card race. The Mets have nine games left against the Braves to try to make up some ground on the current wild-card leader.
The schedule also falls in the Met's favor, as the only teams above .500 the Mets play in September are the Cardinals, Braves and Phillies for three games apiece. Further, the Phillies series comes in the final week of the season when they will have presumably wrapped up the division.
However, for the Mets to make a serious wild-card run, the Mets need to take their favorable schedule and translate it into success on the field. Here are five bold predictions for the New York Mets stretch run if they want to stand a chance at the playoffs.