Standings, Beat Reports & What’s Next for the Mets

The Mets, Braves, Nationals and Phillies won yesterday, while the Marlins lost.

To reach a .540 winning percentage (the same as the Cardinals), the Mets must go 22-3 the rest of the way. They need to go 17-8 to finish at .500.

To read about yesterday’s win over the Cardinals, check out this post on MetsBlog, as well as beat reports from, the Wall Street JournalStar-LedgerBergen RecordJournal NewsESPN New YorkNewsday, the Daily News and New York Post.

The Mets are off tonight. They open a six-game home-stand with a series against the Braves on Friday night, with Jon Niese (10-8, 3.55 ERA) taking on Paul Maholm (11-9, 3.79 ERA). Game time is 7:10 PM.