2. NY York Mets fans should be worried about the late innings meltdowns they've been having
When you're up by three runs or more in the late innings of a ballgame, you should be on your way to a victory right? Well if you're the New York Mets as of late, you find a way to cough it up in three, yes three straight games. The Mets bullpen as of late has not been able to close games out and in their past series against the Atlanta Braves, it's no exception.
Having a 4-1 lead in game one of the series and seeing it get away followed by another 4-1 lead get away in game two got Mets fans really frustrated that they could not get at least one of those games in the win column. But if you think things could get any worse, in the finale of that series against Braves, they saw a 9-5 lead disappear as not even 10 runs could win them the game losing 13-10 in extras. The bullpen could simply not hold leads for this team and let very winnable games for this team slip away and further out of the division race.
If the Mets can't beat a team like the Atlanta Braves or the Pittsburgh Pirates who are having a great season so far, what makes any Met fan believe that they can possibly make the playoffs for a second year in a row and hopefully make a deep run? I get that with the absence of Edwin Diaz has been hard on this bullpen, but you still have reliable veteran arms like Adam Ottavino, David Robertson and Drew Smith who can play at a high level. If they can't step up and hold onto winnable games for the New York Mets, fans should rightfully be worried.