Mickey Callaway
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New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway addresses how the team won’t give up after Monday’s loss to the Miami Marlins.

The thin chance of the New York Mets making the postseason just lost even more weight. New York fell 8-4 to the Miami Marlins on Monday night. They’re now 5.0 games back in the National League Wild Card race with six left to play.

Although their season is essentially over, they are still mathematically alive. Technically, New York is still in it, despite the fact that it’ll take an incredible miracle for them to play baseball in October. Because of this, manager Mickey Callaway believes the team will continue to fight to the very end.

“I think this team has performed pretty well when their backs are against the wall,” Callaway said after the loss. “So, we need to step it up. We need to make another run at it. Never give up; I think that’s all this team knows how to do.”

Regardless of what the other teams ahead of them do (Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, and Washington Nationals), New York will have to win out in order for any real chance at playoff baseball. And, even that may not nearly get it done.

The Mets have three games remaining in this current home series against Miami. They’ll then close out the regular season with a three-game stint against the Atlanta Braves at home.

Even if the Mets don’t make the postseason, there’s still a lot to look forward to heading into the 2020 campaign. The fact that they’re even in it up to this point is amazing, considering the spot they were in at the beginning of the summer.

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