The Mets have been on thin ice as of late in both of the N.L East and the N.L Wild Card. They now have their remaining games against the Marlins as they will try to clinch a playoff spot. The Mets, Phillies, and Brewers are in the mix for those final 2 spots on the N.L playoff list
IN NEW YORK: The Mets today were forced to pitch Johan Santana today against the Marlins in order to get a most needed win and were in luck as the Mets beat the Marlins 2-0. Santana pitched a complete game and only giving up 3 hits all together. Santana, gave Manager Jerry Manuel a big sigh of relief with just one game remaining on the schedule. Their offense certainly picked it up as David Wright went 2-3 in the game and the runs being scored by Ramon Martinez and Carlos Delgado. The Mets now trail the Brewers by a half a game in the N.L Wild card and the Phillies by 1.5 games, upon their games today.
IN PHILLIDELHIA: The Phillies out of the three teams listed are the most likely to make the playoffs. Today they were playing against the Nationals with Jamie Moyer heading to the hill for the Phills. With a win today, the Phillies would clinch the divsion. They were able to edge out Washington 4-3, therefore clinching the N.L East for the second straight year. Moyer pitched great going 6 innings and only giving up 1 run. The Phillies had Jayson Werth going deep for them. The Phillies now have the divsion clinched, limiting the Mets options.
IN MILLUAKEE: The Brewers, a hopefull for the N.L Wild Card have their final two games at home against the Cubs. They currently have a half game lead over the Mets after the victory today. The Brewers, however were unable to finish off the deal as they fall to the Cubs 7-3. They were unable to get starter Ben Sheets going as he struggles and only goes 2.1 innings! The Brewers will have C.C Sabathia going for them Tommorow.
Well lets take a look at the Current N.L Wild Card Standings after today...
Both Teams are tied in this race and will have pitchers, both on shot rest going for them on Sunday. The Mets will have Oliver Perez going for them and the Brewers will have C.C going for them. The Mets now have a great shot to take this divsion tommorow with a cluch performance by Ollie and struggles from C.C.
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