Let’s look at the rest of the 2019 season for competitors

If all the action was lost last night, the Chicago Cubs lost to the San Diego Padres for the second consecutive game. That result, coupled with a third straight win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, meant the New York Mets had two playoff games as they started playing today.

The Mets play 17 games in the regular season, a number that will remain an unpleasant memory for those who remember the collapses of 2007 and 2008. Nevertheless, there is something significantly different in this team. In addition to playing from behind for most of the season, there is resistance that has been shown since their return home after a discouraging run in mid-July against the San Francisco Giants. New York is now at 30-16 in this series and is a stone’s throw from a place in the playoffs when they enter the home stretch.

However, the team can not do everything alone. They will always need the help of the teams facing the teams they are pursuing. The modest fathers helped them this week, but the Miami Marlins were not very helpful as they were swept home by a Milwaukee Brewers team that has lost an MVP candidate to Christian Yelich for the rest of the population. Season The Brewers now share this last playoff spot with Chicago. There are a lot more teams in the mix than usual for a playoff spot at this point of the season, so let’s take a look at their schedules to see how the rest of the 2019 season goes.

New York Mets
In order for the Mets to achieve the unthinkable and sneak in the playoffs, they will have to continue to win. It’s really that simple. The Mets are not yet in a position where they can afford to stage matches as they did against the Washington Nationals or, to a lesser extent, as they lost Sunday’s match against the Philadelphia Phillies. Although we are watching the schedule of the other teams, there are still too many teams in the mix that can go wrong if the Mets lose a match more than they should have won.

After today’s game against Arizona, the Mets will host the best National League club, the Los Angeles Dodgers. In this series, they will face the three big opponents: Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Walker Buehler. New York will face its three greatest players: Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler. Ideally, the Mets will win two of the three, although stealing one game and letting go of the other two are not necessarily catastrophic. After this series, the Mets do not play against another team with a winning record before the last weekend of the year, when they host the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.

The Mets begin their last trip of the season against the Colorado Rockies and the Red Cincinnati. Both are 129-163 handsets (.442). The Mets must win at least four and they must probably aim for five. They return home after the series to host the Miami Marlins, who have not lost at Citi Field this season. They end the year with the Braves, who may or may not have something to play depending on how Los Angeles plays in the home stretch.

Calendar:

1 against Arizona (75-71)
3 against Los Angeles (94-53)
3 @ Colorado (62-84)
3 @ Cincinnati (67-79)
4 against Miami (51-94)
3 against Atlanta (91-56)

11 at home, 6 outside
Combined registration: 440-437 (.502)

Washington Nationals

Including the Nationals because, although they still have five and a half games up the Mets, their schedule is brutal, which leaves them at stake. In the current state of affairs, Washington will organize the game, Wild Card, the 1st of October. However, only the Phillies have a more difficult schedule to close the year. What makes it even more difficult for the Nationals is that they play 11 games in 10 days until 2019, which includes a double match day and night against Philadelphia on September 24th. The only losing team they will see is Miami, who is on the road. The Nationals are still in a good position, including two of the best pitchers in the game and a candidate for the most valuable player in Anthony Rendon.

Calendar:

1 @ Minnesota (89-56)
3 against Atlanta (91-56)
3 @ St. Louis (81-64)
3 @ Miami (51-94)
5 against Philadelphia (75-70)
3 against Cleveland (86-61)

11 at home, 7 outside
Combined registration: 473-401 (0.541)

Chicago puppies
The Cubs still lead the Joker, but they now have the company in the lead after two consecutive losses in San Diego. Their schedule is not too impressive in the last 17, but they must play seven of their last ten games against the St. Louis Cardinals. The next seven games are critical for Chicago, who returns home to play the modest Pittsburgh Pirates Reds before facing St. Louis. The Cubs will also have to survive without Javier Báez, who should miss the rest of the season.

Calendar:

1 @ San Diego (68-77)
3 against Pittsburgh (64-82)
3 against Cincinnati (67-79)
4 against St. Louis (81-64)
3 @ Pittsburgh (64-82)
3 @ St. Louis (81-64)

10 houses, 7 far
Combined Registration: 425-448 (.487)

Milwaukee Brewers
Despite the loss of Yelich, the Brewers could still win three times in a row against the Marlins. They have the easiest program of all the remaining teams, but it is difficult to navigate many games without an MVP player. They also play more games on the road than at home and their road record is 34-37 against a record of 43-31 at Miller Park. They also missed Keston Hiura, who is still injured and could also miss the rest of the year. Their initial throws and pennies are suspicious, but they have shown that they can overcome adversity and go out with the other teams, some having dismissed them.

Calendar:

1 @ Miami (51-94)
3 @ St. Louis (81-64)
4 against San Diego (68-77)
3 against Pittsburgh (64-82)
3 @ Cincinnati (67-79)
3 @ Colorado (62-84)

7 houses, 10 away
Combined Registration: 393-480 (.450)

Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies held up even though their pitchers fought with an efficiency of 4.57 and 4.91 FIP in the season. Bryce Harper has been on fire recently, but will that be enough to bring his new team into the playoffs? Their schedule makes it difficult to imagine them hanging around for so long. After finishing their two-man family match against the Boston Red Sox, they go on tour for 11 games. At that time, they will face the Braves in the first place, the Cleveland Indians still alive and the main nationals in Wildcards. If they can withstand this flood, they have the advantage of closing the doors against the Marlins.

Calendar:

1 against Atlanta (91-56)
2 against Boston (76-70)
3 @ Atlanta (91-56)
3 @ Cleveland (86-61)
5 @ Washington (80-64)
3 against Miami (51-94)

6 houses, 11 far
Combined Registration: 475-401 (0.542)

Arizona Diamondbacks
When they entered Citi Field, the Diamondbacks had won 12 of 14 games. Since then, the roof collapsed in Arizona after losing the first three before the end of the series this afternoon. They were the Cubs’ closest team on Monday, but now they are turning to Mets, Phillies, Brewers, and Cubs, with 16 games remaining on their schedule. After the Mets, they pause when they face the Reds, Marlins, and Padres before facing their next tough opponent, the Cardinals. It’s hard to read the Diamondbacks, especially after they’ve been to Zack Greinke. Ketel Mars will have to bring them to the finish line if they want to have a realistic chance of reaching the playoffs, but to trust three rookie novice pitchers might well be asking too much.

Calendar:

1 @ Mets (75-70)
3 against Cincinnati (67-79)
3 against Marlins (51-94)
3 @ San Diego (68-77)
3 against St. Louis (81-64)
3 against San Diego (68-77)

12 houses, 4 away
Combined registration: 410-418 (.495)