The new Murphy’s Law: Anything that can, does go right for the Mets. So far.

Forget for the moment about trying to solve the New York Mets’ corps of child prodigies on the mound. They’ve put the Chicago Cubs in the position into which they put the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Dodgers had no ready answer for it to their own detriment.

They’ve got the Cubs trying to figure out how a guy who’s never hit more than fourteen home runs in any regular major league season has hit five in a single postseason, and off the league’s top three Cy Young Award candidates while he was at it.

Yes, Sunday’s a must-win for the Mets

Syndergaard, after McCann reminded him not every day is an easy day for the Mets against the Yankees . . .

Syndergaard, after McCann reminded him not every day is an easy day for the Mets against the Yankees . . .

Does it seem a little bit of a long while since anyone’s looked at an approaching Mets game as “must win?” I thought so. They’ve split the weekend set with the Yankees thus far, and they still have a seven-game lead in the National League East on second place Washington with fourteen left to play. But Sunday’s game at Citi Field has “must win” on it regardless.

Met Fans Say Goodbye to Cheerful, Respectful Destroyer Jones

How many guys do you know get standing Os for bringing out the lineup card?

When the most interesting thing about your team, other than its star (and Cy Young candidate) knuckleballer, is the manner in which its home fans say farewell to a career-long tormentor, that’s when you can put paid, for the most part, to the season at hand.

If confession is good for the soul, I don’t know what good it does to confess I’ve been a Met fan since the day they were born. All I know is that weekend past, for us Met fans, brought nothing more interesting to our sights and sounds than saying goodbye to Chipper Jones in New York.