If the Mets stay in playoff contention they should give manager Terry Collins a big fat raise. Matt Harvey is out with a shoulder blade injury and Neil Walker has a partially torn hamstring and will miss a considerable amount of time. How can the Mets continue to survive one injury after another? No other team in baseball has to deal with this much misery, and if the Mets survive it and make the playoffs, Collins should be a candidate for manager of the year.

The weekend was almost a complete disaster for New York, which had used a 4 game winning streak to create an opportunity to really close the gap in the NL East at home with the Nationals in town. A near 4 game sweep at the hands of Washington, the Mets salvaged the last game of the weekend and as we stand 2 weeks away from July, it remains a daunting task for the Mets to make a run at the wild card let alone the division.