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Mets fans, say good bye to the meaningful games because it looks like there will be no post season for the Mets. After returning from a 2-8 trip on the road which included 6 straight losses, the Mets returned home to lose to the Nationals last night, 4-2. While they have 18 games left, the Mets are now 6.5 games out of the Wild Card with 6 teams ahead of them.

The loss last night was the team's 13th in the last 16. Not exactly the way to contend for a spot in the playoffs, is it? But the Mets are becoming familiar with mathematical formulas, because that's the only chance they have of playing more than two games in October.

Photo by AP/Bill Kostroun via ESPN