Mets Fans Reflect On A Once-Promising Season Headed For A Playoff Near-Miss

Peter Haskell
September 25, 2019 - 8:29 am
Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets reacts in the dugout after he struck out swinging in the eighth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 24, 2019

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Despite a dramatic extra inning win against the Marlins Tuesday night, the Mets are teetering on the brink of what seems like inevitable elimination from the playoff race, close enough to allow fans to reflect on the season.

For a brief time it looked like the Mets were headed for the playoffs.

Last months they won eight straight and 15 out of 16.

Then things fell apart.

"It's very very frustrating and Mets fans are just you know... It just tears your heart out. Tears your heart out,” said Mick Class, who thinks the team needs to upgrade the bullpen. "I'd love to have some great relievers that they know they can go to in the 8th and 9th inning."

Matthew Castro feels more optimistic.

"I would say next year we have a lot of potential. I'd say that we could compete with just about any team in the national league,” he said.

With just one more Met loss or Brewer win extinguishing the negligible remaining playoff hopes that remain, next year is all that’s left.