The Phillies beat Atlanta, while Florida lost.
Philly (45-39) stays in first place.
Florida (43-40) stays in 2nd place, and drops to 1 and ½ games back.
Mets (41-42) win, and gain a game on Florida, remaining in 3rd place, 3 and ½ games behind Philly.
Do you think the Mets have been inconsistent ? Yes, I know, they have. But, look at the rest of the division. Philly has lost 7 of 10. Florida & Atlanta have lost 6 of 10. Surprisingly, the Mets have played better than all of them, winning 5 of their last 10.
Atlanta (40-44) lost to Philly, is in 4th place, and drops to 5 games behind Philly, and 1 and ½ games behind the Mets.