The New York Mets aren’t going to make the playoffs this year, and they look like they’re on the way to their fifth straight losing season.
Their minor league affiliates are another story.
Fans can watch the Double-A Binghamton Mets take on the Trenton Thunder in the first round of the Eastern League playoffs beginning tonight night at 7:05 p.m. The Thunder will host the first two games of the best-of-five series on Wednesday and Thursday, before the series shifts to Binghamton this weekend. The Friday and Saturday (if necessary) contests will also be at 7:05 p.m., and Sunday’s final (if necessary) game would be at 1:05 p.m.
Highly-regarded pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard will take the hill tonight for the B-Mets, facing Bryan Mitchell for the Thunder.
Three other Mets affiliates made the playoffs in their respective leagues. The Triple-A Las Vegas 51s will open their Pacific Coast League playoff series on Friday. The Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats begin their South Atlantic League playoff series with the Augusta Green Jackets tonight. And in the Rookie-level Appalachian League, the Greenville Astros eliminated the Kinsgsport Mets in the first round of the playoffs last night.
In other local playoff action, the New Jersey Jackals will open the Can-Am League championship series with the Quebec Capitales tonight. This will be the third consecutive year the two teams have met in the playoffs, and the Jackals are hoping for a different result this time. Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary) will be played at Yogi Berra Stadium at 7:05 p.m. on Sept. 6, 6:35 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 2:05 p.m. on Sept. 8.
The Somerset Patriots are also on the verge of making the Atlantic League playoffs, with their magic number down to 1.