The New York Mets are in a do-or-die Game 3 against the San Diego Padres, and it looked like there were plenty of empty seats at Citi Field.
The New York Mets made the postseason, but a late series sweep to the Atlanta Braves ended any chance they had of earning a bye to the Division Series. So, they had to face the San Diego Padres in the Wild Card round in a best-of-three series. They lost Game 1 by the score of 7-1, but they bounced back in Game 2 with a 7-3 to force a do-or-die Game 3 on Sunday night.
When Game 3 arrived, New York faithful filled out the lower section of Citi Field. But, as Twitter user Locked Out Sports shared a picture of, there were a lot of empty seats in the upper deck.
Citi Field might as well have been empty, as they were silent when the team trailed the Padres 4-0 after four innings.
Empty seats at Citi Field not a good look for Mets
Now, said photo could’ve just been a bad angle, or taken pregame. So we shouldn’t judge too harshly.
Also, fans tend to file in after first pitch, especially in New York City where there’s a ton of traffic. I’m trying to give them the benefit of the doubt.
As for the team itself, New York has plenty of talent. In fact, they were heavily-favored to defeat the Padres in the Wild Card series despite losing out on the NL East.