Don’t think for a moment the NL East is a two-horse race between the Mets and Phillies. The Marlins are there, too, and don’t forget, they’ve won more World Series recently than both teams.
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“We’ve been streaky,” Mets manager Jerry Manuel said of his team. “The Marlins have probably been the most consistent team in the division.”
Tonight it is John Maine vs. Ricky Nolasco. Maine is 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA in five starts against the Marlins, so he knows how to beat them.