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Mets end on high notes, ready for NLDS

The Mets have selected their Game 1 starting pitcher, found their good vibes in a weekend trip to Washington, and finally, they know who'll be joining them this week at Shea Stadium.

The race for the NL West between the Dodgers and Padres came down to the season's final game Sunday, but that was perhaps the most normal occurrence as the Mets prepared for their first postseason since 2000. Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, not Pedro Martinez, will be on the mound as the Mets take on the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Mets had held out hope that Martinez could make...

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