Here we are at the "traditional" halfway point of the season and the Mets are still in the race. Honestly, I thought they would be in better shape in the pennant race but it is what it is. They can still make a run at the division, being only 6 games back, but don't forget the wildcard is still within their grasp. The keys to a better second half are:
A stable bullpen
More consistent offense
I believe if they can accomplish these (no brainer) goals then they have have a shot at being right there when the dust settles.
They managed to take 2 out of three from the Phillies, but now the job gets tougher. Cubs, Marlins, St. Louis, no breaks in this schedule.