There is a reason why David Wright has been using the epic collapse of 2007 as a reason to hope that the Mets still have a chance. It is because that is about all they have left to hang on in regards to a trying to believe that they have a shot at making the playoffs.
The chances of the Mets making the playoffs are slim to none. In fact the Mets making the playoffs this season will go up there behind 2 other Great runs the Mets had in 1973 and 1969.
- The 1973 Mets had a run where on August 6, 1973 they were 10.5 games out and finished getting all the way to Game 7 of the World Series losing the final game to the Oakland Athletics.
- The 1969 Mets had a run where on August 13, 1969 they were 10.0 games out and finished getting all the way to Game 5 of the World Series winning the World Series against the Baltimore Orioles.
Since 2003 only 3 teams that were 5 or more games out on this date have finished making the playoffs. The 2007 Phillies which we all know too well about were 5 games out on this date and won the Division. The 2006 Twins who were 9.5 games out on this date and finished winning the Division and the 2004 Astros who were 5 games out of the Wildcard on this date and finished winning the Wildcard.
Can the Mets do it? Sure, but realistically their season is over.
8/6/2007 NL East
10/1/2007 NL East
8/6/2006 AL Central
10/1/2006 AL Central
8/6/2004 NL Wildcard
10/3/2004 NL Wildcard