Linked is the remainder of the Mets August schedule. Seven games versus Houston (51-65, no Oswalt or Berkman). Three against Pittsburgh (39-78).
It's not outside the realm of possible that the Mets could take 9 of those games and then go 3-2 against the Marlins at home (3 games) and on the road at Atlanta (2 games).
But would it matter? Would ending August at 70-62 get us close enough?