The Mets (86-74) can clinch a playoff berth outright against the Phillies (70-90) at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. ET on FOX. Bartolo Colon (14-8, 3.42 ERA) will start against RHP Phil Klein (0-1, 8.22 ERA). Meanwhile, the Cardinals host the Pirates at 1 pm, while the Giants host the Dodgers at 4 pm. Here's what you need to know... Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me Last night's win over the Phillies means the Mets have guaranteed themselves at least a tie of the second Wild Card spot and a potential tiebreak game on Monday. If the Mets win just ONE their remaining two games -- regardless of what the Cardinals and Giants do -- the Mets
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is known for having his finger on the pulse of his players. In fact, Maddon has actually drawn criticism from within for resting regulars and using “spring training” like lineups after the team clinched the NL Central division and wrapped up home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs. In particular, ace Jake Arrieta and catcher Miguel Montero weren’t thrilled with the lineups and some in-game changes that directly impacted them during Wednesday’s 8-4 loss in Pittsburgh.
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