NY Sports Dog: Destiny is Calling

Monday, July 21, 2008

Destiny is Calling

After all of the bumblings and grumblings of the first 99 games of the season, the Mets suddenly find themselves in 100% control of their own destiny, and they partly have the MLB schedule makers to thank for that.

Consider these factors:

  • The Mets won't travel to the West coast again unless it's to play the Dodgers in the Playoffs (and we'll all welcome that )
  • The Mets have 35 Home games and 28 Away games remaining
  • The combined winning percentage of the Mets remaining opponents is .488
  • The Mets have 8 games left with the Phils, and 6 are at home
  • The Mets finish the season with a 7 game homestand
  • Of the Mets 28 remaining Away games, 7 are against the Nats and 4 are against the Pirates
  • The Mets play the Marlins 12 more times, 6 Home and 6 Away, and can do major damage to the Marlins chances
  • The Marlins play the Phils, Mets, Cubs and Cards 35 more times in their 64 remaining games--brutal
  • The Cards and Brewers play the Cubs 9 and 10 times, respectively, and play each other 6 more times
The Phillies have a similar schedule with a few glaring differences--they have 31 Home games left and 32 Away games, and they have a 7 game West coast trip during the dog days of August.

Additionally, the Phils go to Chicago for their 4 games against the Cubs, while the Mets play host. This is important because the Cubs are far and away the best Home team in the NL--37-12 at Home vice 21-28 on the road.

All things being equal I like the Mets chances, and it all starts tomorrow night, at Home, against the Phils.
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