Mets 42-25 after 67 games
So while the Mets have hit something of a brick wall while facing an oddly solid Orioles club, the Phillies have run into the dreaded shredder that is the Devil Rays. So, go ahead Kris Benson, outduel Pedro Martinez and even hit a home run in a 4-2 Mets loss Saturday, and by all means take Anna out for a drink tonight — and don’t forget to send us pictures! Thus far, ‘sall good (at the moment), so long as Philly’s losing streak hit six in a loss to Tampa Bay, which helped the Mets’ magic number drop to the very magical number of …
The Braves, mind you, have dropped into a last-place tie with the Fighting Fish of Miami, 13 games out, which supposedly is the low-water mark for the club since 1991. The club formerly known as the Expos have leapfrogged into third place, while the Phillies remain 9 1/2 out.