Predicting Pete Alonso will hit 43 home runs today wouldn’t exactly be bold. We have a short enough road in the regular season where specific player numbers fall more into the category of “likely” or “possible” rather than bold. Nevertheless, there is some boldness to go around as far as predictions for the New York Mets. These might not be the boldest of bold predictions but they are very specific.
The team has eight games to go with a pair versus the Miami Marlins, three huge ones against the Atlanta Braves, and finally three to finish it off versus the Washington Nationals.
What kind of boldness can we possibly predict with so little time left? Let’s find out.
1) NY Mets prediction: A sweep of the Marlins before the Braves series
Take ‘em both! The Mets will get a chance to build some strong momentum in their short two-game series against the Marlins at home this week. Carlos Carrasco and Taijuan Walker will each get the ball in what should be their penultimate appearances of the season.
Against Pablo Lopez and Jesus Luzardo, the Mets have the advantage on the mound but not much more so than any team would during the course of the season. The Mets could always throw up a stinker against the Marlins and only come away with one victory. With the pressure on, I’m predicting everything goes right for the Mets against the Marlins.
Miami is trudging through these final days. They won’t be able to do what they have accomplished in the past and spoil the Mets’ season. Will someone else get that opportunity? Let’s check the crystal ball to find out.