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New York Mets A September Away From First Playoff Berth Since 2006

The last time the New York Mets won 20 games in a month was in August of 2000 — that is, until this past month, when the Mets beat the Phillies on the final day of August 2015 to secure their 20th win of the month. Their surge, combined with a very poor August from the Nationals, now has the Mets 6.5 games up on their main competition for first-place in the NL East, with a playoff berth very much in sight

Without question, starting pitching has been New York’s biggest strength this year, as their staff is chock full of electric young arms like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard, who all continue to have success. But the difference now that might put the Mets over the top is their much-improved hitting, which has been trending upwards mostly thanks to the arrival of premium slugger Yoenis Cespedes since being acquired at the trade deadline.

Citi Field has been producing jam-packed crowds night in and night out for a team that is looking for its first postseason appearance since 2006. With secondary market information provided by SeatSmart.com, below are the most and least expensive New York Mets tickets for the month of September, as the Mets look to lock up the National League East division title.

9/18/2015 | New York Mets vs. New York Yankees | Citi Field | Average Price: $232.09 | Get-in Price: $58 | Free Shirt Friday

9/19/2015 | New York Mets vs. New York Yankees | Citi Field | Average Price: $353.81 | Get-in Price: $62 | Thunderstick Giveaway

9/20/2015 | New York Mets vs. New York Yankees | Citi Field | Average Price: $203.41 | Get-in Price: $72 | Matt Harvey Fathead Giveaway

9/23/2015 | New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves | Citi Field | Average Price: $84.21 | Get-in Price: $8

Although the Mets’ main competition right now is the Nationals, it’s no doubt who their most expensive games come against the rest of the way, that of course being opposite the crosstown rival New York Yankees in the latest Subway Series. The Mets host the Yankees from September 18-20 for a three-game set, with the most expensive game coming on Saturday, having an average ticket price of $353.81 and a get-in price of $62. The Metsies will be looking for revenge after dropping the first series of the year between these two clubs at Yankee Stadium back in April.

After that for September, the Mets’ next most expensive game is at home against the downtrodden Braves, who have been losing so much lately that they’re now in danger of being passed by the Marlins and Phillies, which would put them in the NL East basement. Even so, this game clocks in as a pricey one, which normally isn’t the case for tickets to a Braves game, but at the same time, it’s a very winnable matchup for the Metsies in a game that should consist of playoff implications. Parking in NYC through Hipmunk.com is the best value deal for fans attending Citi Field.

Least Expensive: 9/25/2015 | Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Mets | Great American Ball Park | Average Price: $32 | Get-in Price: $5 | Fireworks Night

The least expensive game of the month comes against the Cincinnati Reds towards the end of the month. Mets fans supporting their team on the road will be treated to a fireworks night at Great American Ball Park, which was the host for this season’s MLB All-Star Game. Aside from that, depending on how close the Nationals are in the division, these games with Cincinnati could also carry heavy importance on the NL East race.