Breuer: Mets Have Better Chance Than People Think

The New York Mets are suddenly red-hot – and Jim Breuer doesn't think it's temporary

Tiki and Tierney
August 08, 2019 - 6:16 pm

Jim Breuer may be an actor and comedian, but he is first and foremost a New York Mets fan – and a diehard one at that.

“In 2015, I had a tour in Europe during October,” Breuer recalled on Tiki & Tierney. “So when the Mets were clearly going to make the playoffs, (I said), ‘Do we really need Belgium with 120 people in the audience?’”

Apparently not.

“I canceled that tour,” said Breuer, who watched his Mets reach the World Series for the first time since 2000. “I learned from that. This year, it was end of June, and I went, ‘Give me one more week – one more week before we say yes to all these October dates.’”

The Mets went 1-7 from June 23-30.

“I went, ‘Fill it in,’” Breuer said, dejected. “And now? Now they’re crushing it.”

The Mets (59-56) are 19-6 since the All-Star break and have won 13 of 14 overall. They are just a half game back in the NL Wild Card standings.

“I think they have a much better chance than everyone thinks,” Breuer said. People may forget this, (but) if you’re a diehard Mets fan – we beat (Clayton) Kershaw, we beat (Zack) Greinke, we beat (Max) Scherzer. We beat the best pitchers out there. The bullpen blew those games – not by one run or two; some of them were four-run leads, five-run leads. They were all blown. We lost some heartbreaking games. I don’t think that’s going to happen the second half now that things are shifted. Hopefully (Edwin) Diaz can find whatever has gone wrong.”