Morning Briefing: At least the other contenders lost too NEW YORK -- If the New York Mets miss the playoffs, it’s thePhiladelphia Phillies who will play the spoiler role. After suffering a dispiriting three-game sweep against the Atlanta Braves, the Mets now have 10 games remaining. Seven of those are against the Phillies, beginning with a four-game set at Citi Field to complete the Mets’ final regular-season homestand. The Mets’ other three games are at Miami. “We’re still right there,” Terry Collins said. “I do believe we are still in the hunt. You can’t ask for more than that. We’ve just got to fight our way out.” Despite a dispiriting loss Wednesday, the Mets remained in a three-way tie for the two wild-card spots with the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants. All three teams suffered defeats Wednesday to fall to 80-72. Seth Lugo (4-2, 2.35 ERA) starts opposite Phillies left-hander Adam Morgan (2-10, 5.49) in Thursday’s 7:10 p.m. ET series opener.