Luckily, they remain that way after last night's loss to the Dodgers and the Pirates beating the Nats.
The Mets are playing three more games against the Dodgers while Washington takes on Pittsburgh twice this week. . My guess is the Mets could enter the weekend four or five games back.
Mets pitcher, Rafael Montero, continued his rehab this week for the GCL Mets. So far, he has pitched two times for a total of four scoreless inning. More importantly, three of these innings came in the last time he pitched on July 20th.
This could become very important if someone like Jonathan Niese is trades to a team like the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are really down to only two decent starters. Niese, package with someone like Amed Rosario, would be perfect for someone like LA bad boy, Yasiel Puig (yeah, I'm dreaming...).
Top scouts from the Oakland A's organization were seen behind the plate last night at the Binghamton game. Any trade for either Ben Zobrist or Josh Reddick is going to be made for players in a deal that could include Michael Fulmer, John Gant, Gavin Cecchini, and/or Brandon Nimmo.