… But they’re certainly on life support after the second straight 3-game sweep by the Mets. This go around may be the straw as each game saw a comeback from the Mets and none more deflating than the middle game where they attacked Harvey for 7 runs, only to see a 7-1 lead implode in the 7th inning with their merry-go-round of ineffective Nationals relief corps.

Now the Mets head to Atlanta with a 7 game lead over the Nationals. If the Mets stumble down the stretch and play only .500 ball, the Nationals would have to win nearly every remaining game to have a shot at the division. Aside from the Yankees series next week, the Mets don’t face many challenges the rest of the way and as long as they keep the momentum going and don’t have a let down against sub par competition, the NL East should be locked up before we know it.

Here are some highlights to enjoy from the sweep against the Nationals: