2006_09_smetslogo.jpg-Braves 13 Mets 1: The question isn’t whether or not Pedro Martinez should start the first game of the playoffs; it’s whether or not he should start any of them. Pedro had his worst start since coming off the DL, giving up seven runs on eight hits and not throwing above 86-mph. After the game, Pedro admitted that he was “not at the level of Glavine or El Duque” but is he even at the level of Trachsel or Maine?

-Yankees 16 Baltimore 5: Chien-Ming Wang needs to get back on track before taking the ball to start the playoffs next week, but he did enough to earn his 19th win of the season. Wang was the beneficiary of five Yankees’ home runs as New York cruised to the win. Jason Giambi homered and went 3-5 in his first game back since he received another cortisone shot in his wrist. Gary Sheffield went 2-3 and looked more comfortable at the plate.