Faced with the worst collapse in baseball history, the New York Mets, a game out of first in the National League East, send right-hander John Maine to the mound in hopes of avoiding infamy. First pitch is 1:10 p.m.
The Mets led the NL East by games on Sept. 12, but have lost 11 of 15 and find themselves on the brink of disaster. No major league team has blown such a big lead in such a short time at the end of a season. Today's game features a pitching rematch from Sunday. Rookie Chris Seddon (0-1, 6.89), who pitched a decent game against the Mets his last start, is scheduled for Florida. Maine (14-10, 4.07 ERA) will try to reverse his trend of poor starts. Lineups are set. Let's go, Marlins!
Update: 8-0 Mets in the 4th inning. Maine has a no-hitter through 4 innings. The Mets have never pitched a no-hitter.