Michael Conforto
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New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto has a wish for the fans as the team approaches a nine-game homestand.

The New York Mets have a very important stretch of games coming up as they sit 2.0 games back in the National League Wild Card standings. The team approaches three upcoming three-game series against the Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago Cubs. All three organizations are potential playoff ballclubs.

Luckily, the nine games are all at Citi Field. The last time the Mets had a long homestand, the level of excitement from the fans helped boost them to become the hottest team in baseball at the time. Outfielder Michael Conforto makes it known that he wants the fans to portray that same attitude this time around.

The last homestand was a seven-game set, with four games against the Miami Marlins and three against the Washington Nationals. The Mets won six of seven, outscoring their opponents 38-24 in the midst of winning 15 of 17 games. This initiated a resurgence in a 2019 season which has seen much disappointment.

If the Mets can get out of this homestand having won six or even seven games, they could put themselves in position to snag a Wild Card spot.

Right now, the Mets are tied with the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers in the Wild Card standings. Each team is posting a record of 64-60. The only teams in front of them are the Chicago Cubs, who currently have a 66-58 record, and the Washington Nationals, who have a record of 67-56.

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