The Mets are in a free fall and the frustration of their stunning slide from the playoff race is taking its toll.
Oliver Perez surrendered back-to-back homers during the Mets’ 7-4 victory over the Washington Nationals. Brooks Conrad hit a two-run homer for the Atlanta Braves and Willie Harris connected for the Mets as the split-squads played to a 3-3 tie.
The Philadelphia Phillies are the NL East champions for the fourth consecutive year — and Roy Halladay is heading to the playoffs for the first time. Fittingly, the right-hander helped seal the deal.