Nobody with the Mets seem to care about the timing of this series, but most do admit to its importance. David Wright said a good showing this weekend can help wash away the foul taste of last season.
“It doesnâ€™t matter when we play them,â€™â€™ Wright said. “What matters is playing well against them. To win the division, you have to win within the division, and we were horrendous at that last year.’’
Last season the Mets were a dismal 35-37 against the NL East last year, including 20-16 against Washington and Florida. Eight of those losses against the Nationals and Marlins came during the collapse. Last season, they were 9-9 against Atlanta and a crushing 6-12 against Philadelphia.
“We got hurt last year in the division,â€™â€™ Wright said. “We have to turn that around.â€™â€™