ANALYSIS: Cliff Floyd got three hits tonight, including driving in the game-winner with a double in the eighth. However, he still looks awkward running the bases and at times in the field. His strained left Achilles still bothers him, and there’s no guarantee it won’t go anytime. This won’t be a problem should the Mets get to the World Series, but in the first two playoff rounds manager Willie Randolph might be faced with having to choose between Floyd’s bat and Endy Chavez’s glove.
NOTES: Don’t expect to see much of Lastings Milledge the rest of the season. That Randolph said there’s nothing he can show him now that he doesn’t already know means he’s on the 2007 radar screen. … Omar Minaya keeps talking about getting Ramon Castro back for the playoffs. … Carlos Delgado hit No. 38. Two more and the Mets will have two 40-homer sluggers (joining Carlos Beltran) for the first time.
LOOKING AHEAD: Tom Glavine (13-6, 3.98) will make his 29th start of the season Wednesday night. He is 16-18 with a 3.81 ERA in 43 career starts against the Marlins, including 7-13 with a 4.32 ERA in 22 starts here.
CLINCH SCENARIO: The Mets will clinch if they win tomorrow and Philadelphia loses a doubleheader at Atlanta.