Mets pitcher Seth Lugo on Braves: 'I still think we're better than those guys'

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The Braves outclassed the Mets this past weekend, putting New York’s NL East hopes in critical condition after a deflating three-game sweep.

Despite losing three straight games in which the Mets used their top three pitchers in Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer, and Chris Bassitt, reliever Seth Lugo still believes New York has the better team, and hopes it gets the chance to prove it in the playoffs.

“I think we’re better than those guys and I think we’ll prove it if we face them again,” Lugo told Mike Puma of the New York Post.

“I would like another shot. At the same time, whoever is the opponent, you want to face the best.”

That sweep at the hands of the defending champs means any Braves win or Mets loss the rest of the way eliminates New York from winning a division that the Mets held a lead in for nearly the entire season. But Lugo told Puma that it won’t get the team down, and won’t change their expectations as the postseason nears.

“That wasn’t the goal in spring training,” Lugo said of winning the division. “The goal was to win the World Series. We can still do that and we need to prepare ourselves for that road.”

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