2006_04_smetslogo.jpg - Mets 12, Nationals 6: What's left for the Mets this season? All they have to do is rest their regulars, fine tune their starting pitching (no crying in baseball, right?), and figure out who their first round opponent. Last night, potential fourth starter, John Maine took the mound and didn't look all that impressive - not the best way to earn a spot in the starting rotation. Maine allowed four runs over five innings, but still picked up the win thanks to a six run 5th inning when the Mets batted around the lineup. Jose Reyes and David Wright both had 3 RBI in the win. Unfortunately for the Nationals, Nick Johnson broke his femur in the 8th inning when he collided with Austin Kearns.

- Devil Rays 8, Yankees 0: It's a good thing The Boss is getting old because getting blanked by the Devil Rays even if you're playoff bound is never good in his book. Randy Johnson looked bad again for the Yankees as he struggled through six innings, allowing five runs. Gary Sheffield, in only his second game back from injury and his second game at first base, had an error in the loss. Shortly after his error, Sheffield did make a diving stop a ball that was ruled foul. Not a bad effort considering there's no chance he'll play the position in the post-season. The Yankee offense was held to just four hits in the loss.

- United 4, Red Bulls 3: Don't look now, but the Red Bulls have a chance at the post season! Their loss to D.C. United last night didn't help their cause much. The game featured 6 cards, including a red card for D.C.'s Facundo Erpen. The win by D.C. also clinched the Eastern Division and home field in the playoffs. With the loss and a tie by Kansas City, the Red Bulls are now two points out of the final playoff spot in the East with three games left. Fittingly, the Red Bulls last game is against Kansas City.