Mike Piazza threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday's Subway Series finale and expressed confidence in the 2015 Mets as they move toward their first playoff appearance in nine years.
"You start believing you can beat anybody, that's the key" Piazza told reporters before Sunday's game. "It seems like they're at that point now. They know if they're going to play their game, they're going to win."
The Mets turned a three-game deficit on July 31 into a six-game lead over the Nationals with 13 games to play. They have the fourth-best ERA in the National League this season and have scored the most runs in National League since the All-Star break.
Piazza played for the Mets in 2000, which is the last time the team reached the World Series.
"That was a long time ago," said Piazza, when asked to compare his team to the 2015 Mets. "Do I see some similarities? I think each time is unique. I think that this team, obviously, has some really amazing guys on the mound, and we did as well."