It could be curtains for the Mets, who are sending out Johan Santana on three days rest in a last-ditch effort to rescue the season. A Mets loss and Brewers victory would mean bye-bye for the New Yorkers. If the Marlins come out on top today or tomorrow, they'll finish with the third-best record in franchise history -- behind only the '97 and '03 teams that won the World Series.
The weather is so-so, overcast with a subtle drizzle. The tarp is rolled up, though, and the Marlins are taking batting practice.
Marlins: SS Hanley Ramirez, C John Baker, 3B Jorge Cantu, LF Josh Willingham, 2B Dan Uggla, CF Cody Ross, 3B Wes Helms, RF Jeremy Hermida, P Ricky Nolasco.
Metropolitans: SS Jose Reyes, CF Carlos Beltran, 1B Carlos Delgado, 3B David Wright, LF Daniel Murphy, 2B Ramon Martinez, RF Ryan Church, C Ramon Castro, P Johan Santana.