It’s almost Memorial Day, and a lot of Mets fans are getting really excited about the potential chance at a playoff run.

There is reason for that excitement as the Mets have put together a good home stand and have shut the Phillies out two straight games.

At the same time, there are a lot of things that the Mets will have to do well from now through the Trading Deadline to stay in the race.

The Mets have some starting pitching concerns and may have some issues in their lineup, concerning the oufield.

With the NL East race so tight and over a quarter of the schedule complete, what do the Mets have to do to stay in the race for a shot at their first postseason appearance in four years?

Here are five things that are a must in the Mets quest at playing in October.

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