NEW YORK: No, the headline is not an exaggeration; the Mets are "in desperate need of a win." With yesterday's 4-0 loss to the Braves, the Mets now find themselves five games back in the NL East. And with the Phillies victory and recent extra-inning magic, they only trail the Mets by one-half game. Meaning if the Mets were to lose today, and the Phillies win, the Mets would enter the All-Star break six games behind, in third place. Even if they are in second place, six games behind is not ideal when fashioning yourself as a contender. With all of that being said, proving why the Mets are indeed "desperate" for a win, they will have their best chance to get one with Johan Santana on the mound today. The Mets are 1-4 so far on their current home stand, and the one win came courtesy of Santan ...
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