My dream scenario:
Mets win the four of the next six, win NL East.
Phillies collapse, and go 1-5.
Brewers keep winning, and take the Wild Card.
Mets win the East, Brewers take the Wild Card, and the Phillies hit the golf course.
So many things would have to go right for this to happen, but it would be amazing to see this happen.
Plus, the Mets have played the Brewers very well this season, to the tune of a 4-2 record, including a three game sweep in Milwaukee at the beginning of August.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this scenario to play out, but I'd just be happy with seeing the Mets make the playoffs.
Edit: I completely goofed on this article. Commenter, and friend, Buzz lays it out perfectly:
Actually the Mets and Brewers have 5 more games, the Phillies have four. This would get you your dream:Thanks, Buzz!
(Or Mets 4-1, Phils 2-2 and Brewers 5-0).
Under that scenario, the three teams finished tied at 90-72 (or 91-71). The Mets win the East because they have the tiebreaker over the Phils (season series). So, the Phils have to play the Brewers for the Wild Card. Brewers win the extra game, Phils are gone
Edit #2: Buzz has his sleuthing shoes on today. We were both wrong, but he clarifies with this second comment:
Looks like I'm not 100% correct either here -- according to the news articles on Mets.com, if this scenario occurs there would be a two game playoff -- the Mets would travel to Philly to play for the division and then the Brewers would then travel to the loser to play for the WC. I know this used to be different, but they must have changed it.I guess this whole thing playing out the way I want would take a lot more than just winning a few games. But hey, you never know.
Here's the link: http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=...
And the quote from the end of the article:
"Should three clubs finish the season with the same winning percentage, one as a division winner and the other as a Wild Card, playoff games would be played as follows:
• The two teams tied for the division lead play the one-game tiebreaker, with the winner being declared the division champion.
• The losing team in that game then plays the club from the other division for the Wild Card."
Again, thanks Buzz!