It’s that time of year again – the close of the regular season. And yes, the Marlins failed to reach the playoffs this season, but considering no one picked them to be anywhere near where they are (except for a few of us here on MarlinsNation.com) we have got to consider it a success in that the Marlins are playing meaningful games all the way up until the end.
Only, these past three games are more vital for the Mets than the Marlins, still, it is a joy to watch the Marlins screw up the Mets’ season once again.
With a win on Friday, the Marlins essentially put all New York fans on suicide watch – yet the Mutts bounced back by running out their ace Johan Santana on three days rest. Such is this time of year where urgency wins out over sensibility. Still, the Marlins were held to only 3 hits and had a chance at the end of the game. With a man on, Cody Ross gave a charge into a fly ball that ended up at the warning track at Shea. Met fans were relived twofold – they finally won against the Marlins in this crucial series, but the Brewers lost as well.
As of now, the Brewers and Mutts are tied for first place in the wild card race. The Brewers will take on the Cubs at 2:05pm this afternoon while the Mets will look to squeeze by the Marlins today at 1:10pm.
It could also be the final game at Shea – and how great would it be for the Marlins to not only trash the Mets season by stealing a win from them, but also to leave Met fans with their final impression of Shea being yet another choke job that cost them their season.
They wouldn’t be able to hit the demolition button quick enough.
One game determines the fortune of one team – a win today and the Mets possibly stay alive for a playoff spot. A loss and it could mean the end of their season, the end of their coaching staff’s tenure, and the ultimate end of Shea Stadium. How sweet a win would be for the Marlins today.