This is a hole. It's one the Mets are currently digging. It's wide. It's deep. And it's the kind that you normally don't come out of. There's a chance you can get out of this hole. A small one. But it normally takes some outside help in order to get out. It's not the kind you climb out of. Unless there's a miracle.
A 3 win road trip and returning to New York close to 10 games out of first place will make this hole even worse. It could very well collapse on itself.