Of course the pre-game buzz was about Pedro Martinez’s start tomorrow. All the games are about fine-tuning for the playoffs, but the Mets have no idea what they can expect from Martinez. He’s given them five innings his first two starts off the DL. Willie Randolph has said all along Martinez will get the ball, but he’s guarded about the topic now. A rocky start could make Tom Glavine the Game 1 starter.
Notebook: Carlos Beltran said he wants to try to steal a base tonight or tomorrow. He said he needs to turn it on to fully test his strained left calf. … Ramon Castro is scheduled to re-join the team tomorrow. … Shawn Green gets a rest tonight.
Mets Lineup tonight
SS Jose Reyes: .301, 19, 80
C Paul Lo Duca: .315, 5, 46
CF Carlos Beltran: .276, 40, 114
1B Carlos Delgado: .263, 38, 110
3B David Wright: .309, 25, 113
LF Cliff Floyd: .242, 11, 43
2B Jose Valentin: .267, 18, 60
RF Endy Chavez: .311, 3, 41
LHP Oliver Perez: 3-12, 6.53