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Mets Could Clinch NL East Tonight!! (by ESPN)

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Mets Could Clinch NL East Title Tonight!!


NY Mets (89-5) at Florida (73-72) 7:05 pm EDT


MIAMI (Ticker) -- If things fall into place Wednesday, the New York Mets can begin making a definitive postseason itinerary.


Tom Glavine takes the mound Wednesday for the Mets, who can clinch their first National League East Division title since 1998 and become the first team to qualify for the playoffs this year.


Entering the day with a magic number of three, the Mets can wrap up the division crown if they defeat the Florida Marlins and if the Atlanta Braves sweep Wednesday's doubleheader from the Philadelphia Phillies.


The 40-year-old Glavine (13-6, 3.98 ERA) looks to record his 289th victory, which would snap a tie with Tommy John and move him into 24th place all-time. He won his last start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday after giving up five hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings.


Florida counters with Scott Olsen (12-8, 4.01), who broke teammate Dontrelle Willis' franchise record for strikeouts by a rookie in his last start. He raised his total to 147 in Friday's loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, when he yielded three runs and eight hits in 7 2/3 frames.


Carlos Delgado belted his 38th homer - a three-run blast - and Cliff Floyd added an RBI double in a four-run eighth inning to lead the Mets in Tuesday's 6-4 victory over the Marlins.


Florida had its three-game losing streak ended and trails the San Diego Padres by two games in the wild card chase.

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I wish we could just pitch Humber today, to give us a better shot at losing without completely throwing the game. If we win tonight we are going to clinch on an off day and that is not fun.

how about Humber takes Trachsel's next start or the rest of them for the year.

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