What the Mets must accomplish during the next three weeks

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 10: Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets celebrates his first inning grand slam home run against the Miami Marlins with teammates Wilson Ramos #40, Brandon Nimmo #9 and Michael Conforto #30 at Citi Field on May 10, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Mets have embarked on a lighter part of their schedule. During these games, we need to see them achieve these goals.

The New York Mets are a handful of games below .500 and trail the Philadelphia Phillies by only a few games in the National League East. Fortunately, it’s May and a little more mojo can get them closer to the top.

Even more fortunate, the rest of their May is light. They face the Miami Marlins for two three-game series, the Washington Nationals for a total of seven games, and take on the Detroit Tigers for a weekend homestand. All three teams are currently below .500. The Marlins and Tigers aren’t expected to climb out from below it either.

You may have heard already how important it is for the Mets to take advantage of this stretch. From now through a whole week after Game of Thrones is done forever, the Mets have a chance to gain a lot of ground.

While the month does end with four games against the Los Angeles Dodgers out west before a trip to face the Arizona Diamondbacks, the rest of May should be a cakewalk.

For as gloomy as it feels, the Mets aren’t out of anything. They managed to survive April with poor pitching and can turn their year around over the next three weeks. The pitching has figured it out and it’s time the hitters feast on the Marlins, Nationals, and Tigers—oh my!

We will probably see changes to the roster between the beginning of this stand and the end with Jed Lowrie’s return as one of the upcoming expectations. Someone else could be cut so, in addition to helping his team win, these guys are going fight for the jobs.

Over the next three weeks, we need to see more, or any, of these goals achieved by the Mets.

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