The Mets head to Chicago to take on the Cubs in historic Wrigley Field for a 4-game set starting tomorrow evening. This coming off of a stretch where the Mets opened the season playing NL East opponents in 26 of their first 31 ballgames, going 17-9. While I am sure the Mets will welcome a break of grinding it out versus their divisional opponents until the end of the month, they have to like how they have faired thus far.

metsinaroundAfter 31 games, the Mets sit atop the NL East with a 20-11 record and a 3.5 game lead over the second place Washington Nationals. It is clear the Nationals are going to be their toughest divisional opponent the rest of the way as they still have not gotten all of their players back and have been very inconsistent offensively in supporting their staff of aces. While the same could be said for the Mets, they clearly had less expectations coming in and have been owned by the Nationals over the last two plus seasons, but the fast start against the division has created much needed breathing room.

Mets vs the NL East:

  • 3-4 vs the Nationals
  • 5-1 vs the Phillies
  • 4-2 vs the Braves
  • 5-2 vs the Marlins