Embarrassing. Just embarrassing. The Mets are 6-12 against the Diamondbacks and Nationals this year. Pitiful. If they instead went 12-6, they'd potentially be a game out of first place.
You have to beat the teams you're supposed to beat. Now the Mets can prepare for the pivotal week of the season. If the Mets go 2-4 on their road trip through Atlanta and Philly, they'll find themselves potentailly 10+ games out of first and ready to usher in the end of the season.