2010 is running out on woeful Mets

Without series wins in Philly and Atlanta -- i.e., a miracle -- it'll be 'Wait till next year'

Updated: August 1, 2010, 9:33 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets' playoff hopes have been on life support since the team opened the second half in a tailspin. You can officially pull the plug on 2010 if the 53-52 Mets don't gain significant ground on the road this week against the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.

And after Sunday's ugly and embarrassing 14-1 loss to the lowly Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field, Jerry Manuel's crew left you with little reason to believe they have the wherewithal to turn things ...

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