3 bold New York Mets playoff predictions for 2022

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The New York Mets begin their 2022 postseason push on Friday, October 7, against the San Diego Padres. It’s the first time these two teams have met in the playoffs. It should be a lot of fun.

Before things get started, it’s important to put our thoughts into ink—digital or otherwise. Now is the time to boldly predict what will happen for this team’s postseason journey that lies ahead.

Will the Mets win it all? Will they be done after two games? Let’s go bold, specific, and hope for the best.

1) Bold NY Mets prediction: A sweep of the Padres

That’s right. You will have your Sunday free. The Mets are sweeping the San Diego Padres in two games.

Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer will look more like themselves in their starts. While neither will toss a complete game shutout, they will remove any of those doubts we had about them after the weekend sweep against the Atlanta Braves.

San Diego does boast some tough pitchers. But at Citi Field, with so much more on the line, the Mets will break out with some early leads in at least one of the two games they play.

Getting ahead of the Padres is essential because it helps cut the game apart. The Mets will have a goal of keeping their starters in as long as possible. With Adam Ottavino in the eighth and Edwin Diaz in the ninth, they should be able to win.

Is that new Game of Thrones spinoff still airing episodes? If it is, you’ll be able to watch it live on Sunday night. The Mets will already be headed to Hollywood to face the Los Angeles Dodgers. What’ll happen then?