The New York Mets have shot themselves in the foot throughout the season. Whether it came by way of disastrous Mickey Callaway decisions, mental errors on defense, poor pitching from the bullpen or clubhouse blowups, the Mets were tearing themselves apart. After an MLB All-Star Break that led to a resurgence, the Mets found themselves crash back down to Earth.
September has been a trying month for the Mets, who have never seemed to be able to win when it matters most. At every opportunity, the Mets have let themselves down. They lost to the Nationals when they could have passed them in the wild card standings.