Standings, Beat Reports and What’s Next, pres. by Astoria Federal Savings

The Mets are 9 1/2 games behind the Dodgers and Cardinals for the second Wild Card with 17 games to play. They have already been eliminated from contention in the National League East, and their tragic number for elimination in the Wild Card is down to 8:

To read about last night’s loss to the Brewers, check out this post on MetsBlog, as well as beat reports from MLB.com, the Wall Street JournalStar-LedgerBergen RecordJournal NewsESPN New YorkNewsday, the Daily News and New York Post.

Chris Young will start against Wily Peralta in the rubber game of this three-game series in Milwaukee at 2:10 pm ET.