With 38 games left and three teams standing between the Mets and the second NL wild card, manager Terry Collins is convinced his ballclub can still make a serious push for the playoffs.
A strong outing from Noah Syndergaard and another home run from slugger Yoenis Cespedes certainly helped.
Syndergaard and Jeurys Familia combined on a three-hitter and Cespedes homered off Jeff Samardzija, leading New York over the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Sunday night.
"We've had a tough time, but if you're going to win, your good players have to play good," Collins said. "We ride those guys. Hopefully this is the start of what we've been looking to...