Mickey Callaway admitted what everyone else already knew on Friday.
"We are in a difficult situation." It will take a miracle, "said the Mets manager to Mike Francesa of WFAN. "I've seen miracles before … we're in the win-loss column." That's the quintessence.
The Mets are fourth in the NL East at 37-45, 11 games behind first-placed Braves, starting on Friday night in Citi Field with a set of three.
Callaway's words are particularly fitting as the franchise celebrates the anniversary of Miracle Mets, the 1969 squad who seemed destined for the basement but turned it over to win the World Series.
As fitting as it may be, Callaway's club will have to train a lot of kinks in a short time to save the season, though the Mets who make it to .500 would probably be enough to be considered a miracle.
"We understand that we are in a very, very, very difficult situation, difficult situation," said Callaway. "It may take a miracle to come out again. That's happened in Mets Land. They celebrate the  anniversary and we hope that this can happen. We are confident that we can achieve this goal. "