Mickey Callaway
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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway understands the level of baseball this team could get to in the midst of another win streak.

There’s no sugar coating it, the New York Mets are the hottest team in baseball. They’ve won 12 of their last 13 games, including a current five-game win streak. New York has additionally already won their current four-game series against the Miami Marlins, as they defeated them twice on Monday and pulled off a 5-0 victory on Tuesday.

The team is now 1.5 games out of the National League Wild Card race with 48 games remaining on the year. And despite the low-level ballclubs they’ve been playing as of late (the Marlins, the Pirates, and the White Sox), manager Mickey Callaway understands just how good this team could be.

“There’s no doubt that when you think about our rotation, it excites you, right? It’s one of the best in baseball,” said Callaway, per Alex Smith of SNY. “I’d probably put it up there with anybody’s (rotation), and they’re pitching well right now.

“We understand who we’ve been playing, but that doesn’t matter to us. We try to win every single game every day, and if we take that approach, you really shouldn’t worry about your opponent. We’re worried about ourselves playing the game the right way, the camaraderie that we have in the clubhouse, and if we do that, we have enough talent in that room to beat anybody.”

The Mets finish out their series against the Marlins on Wednesday. Their following three-game series against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field starting on Friday will be extremely crucial. The Nats currently lead the Wild Card race by one game.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.