The Braves clinched the NL East on Tuesday night despite a doubleheader sweep by the Mets, meaning New York is now locked into a Wild Card Series date with the Padres beginning Friday night.
Gio wasn’t happy about it on Wednesday morning, and made it clear that if New York can’t survive this three-game crapshoot, then all the fondness from a 100-win season will be lost.
“It’s unbelievable that they’re in this situation,” Gio said. “We all know that they still have to all in front of them and anything can happen. But if they lose to the Padres, every good moment from this 100-win season evaporates.”
Timmy Trumpet, the improbable comeback against the Phillies, Buck Showalter’s memorable quotes, all of it will be washed away if New York can’t survive the hole they dug themselves after controlling the division for nearly four months.
“Nobody is gonna remember a damn thing about this year: Pete Alonso hitting 40 home runs, Jeff McNeil maybe winning the batting title, Max Scherzer’s first season with the Mets…Edwin Diaz’s remarkable season, nobody’s gonna remember a damn thing positively about this season,” Gio said.
“You’ll remember getting swept by the Cubs, you’ll remember getting swept by the Braves, and you’ll remember losing this series. So they better beat the Padres, because this season will be completely wasted if they do not.”