The New York Mets have hit a rough patch early in the season. Where do they currently stack up against the NL East?
Afer three weeks of baseball, the New York Mets have hit a rough patch. Injuries were certainly a concern coming into the season, and they have already hit the Mets rather hard. While the Mets have battled injuries, other teams in the National League East have been able to take advantage.
It is a long season for the Mets, but they haven’t gotten off to the start that they would have liked. After three weeks, they are fourth in the NL East, and the Washington Nationals have been able to seize control of first place.
Due to the Mets and the Nationals being in the same division, the Mets winning the division is key for possible playoff success. Even if they make it as a Wild Card, anything can happen in the always interesting one-game playoff.
With the Mets struggling this week, the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies have been able to take advantage. While the Mets have played well against the Phillies, the Marlins have certainly had their number.
After three weeks, it appears that the Braves will once again be no threat in the NL East. However, the play of the Marlins and the Phillies has raised some eyebrows. It’s early, but it might not just be a two-horse race between the Mets and Nationals.
After three weeks, here are the updated rankings for the teams in the NL East.