Every series is an important one, but this one has a few different meanings if the Mets are able to take this series from the Yankees.
If the Mets win this series, it would mean that the Mets are at least temporarily finished with their struggles in four-game series as of late. Also, to knock the Yankees off would mean they would gain some confidence in the New York writers, something that the Mets have not been able to do recently.
Finally, it would give a much-needed boost to the record of the team, which currently sits at a disappointing 38-39, one game under .500. The bright side to this team is that they are only 3.5 games out of first, meaning there is a slight chance they could be in first place by the end of the weekend.
How would that be for a shocking twist?