Weekend Review, Wild Card Standings, and What’s Next

The Mets swept the Marlins over the weekend in Miami but lost to the Cardinals yesterday in St. Louis.

The Mets are now 64-71, nine games behind the Cardinals for the second Wild Card with 27 games left in the regular season:

The Mets need to go 17-10 to finish at .500 this season.

The Mets will look to even their series with the Cardinals tonight at Busch Stadium, with Matt Harvey facing Jaime Garcia at 8:15 pm ET.


The Mets lost thanks in part to a controversial appeal play on Andres Torres at first base yesterday in St. Louis.

Jason Bay hit his first Grand Slam since last September in Sunday’s win over the Marlins.

The Mets rallied for four runs in the ninth inning on Saturday to defeat the Marlins 5-3.

R.A. Dickey pitched a complete game, five-hit shutout on Friday for his 17th win of the year.


Also yesterday, the Mets announced they will be adding six players from Triple-A Buffalo to the active roster today: Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, Jordany Valdespin, Elvin Ramirez, Justin Hampson, and Fred Lewis.

The Mets also recalled both Zach Lutz and Mike Nickeas from Triple-A Buffalo.

Dillon Gee was expected to play catch for the first time yesterday after undergoing surgery in July to repair an artery in his arm.

Matt Harvey will start tonight for the Mets and will likely make one more start after tonight, Terry Collins said yesterday.

The Mets recalled Collin McHugh from Triple-A Buffalo yesterday, but he struggled in a loss to the Cardinals.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that, in order for the Mets to build a winning team going forward, they should trade David Wright, R.A. Dickey, and Jon Niese.

Lastly, Zack Wheeler finished his season on a high note with Triple-A Buffalo this weekend.