Game 23: Win

Mets 1 Braves 0

In his years with the Mets, Tom Glavine has occasionally pitched below his capability, but mostly pitched at or near his capability. Unfortunately, he’s often been struck with awful luck and poor run support. It seems that sometimes he needs to throw a perfect game in order to win.

In game 23, he almost did. Glavine was nearly perfect, throwing seven shutout innings against his former team, yielding just four hits and a walk. If Tommy and Pedro continue to both pitch like aces, the Mets might be able to withstand Trachsel and Zambrano in the rotation.

With Glavine, Heilman, and Wagner pitching lights out, all the Mets needed was one run. They got it on a solo homer from Paul LoDuca, who is quickly establishing himself as one of the team leaders.

For the first time in over 25 years, the Mets have a chance to sweep the Braves with a win in Game 24.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.