Mets' Collapse Complete, Phillies Win East

Glavine pitches 1/3 inning, Phils make up 7-game deficit
By Chip Bayers,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2007 5:30 PM CDT
Mets' Collapse Complete, Phillies Win East
Philadelphia Phillies' Tadahito Iguchi, left, and Jimmy Rollins celebrate after the Phillies 6-1 win over the Washington Nationals' in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, in Philadelphia. the (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr.)   (Associated Press)

In a stunning September reversal, the Mets completed an epic collapse — and the Phillies a historic comeback — to give Philadelphia the NL East title by one game, the New York Times reports. Future Hall-of-Famer Tom Glavine got only one out in the first before New York manager Willie Randolph pulled him, and the Marlins raced to a 7-0 lead.

The Mets put up little fight and the Marlins beat them 8-1.  In Philly, veteran lefty Jamie Moyer took a 3-1 lead into the 6th before handing it to a solid Phils bullpen. They pulled away for a 6-1 win and an on-field celebration before home fans, fulfilling shortstop Jimmie Rollins' prediction that they were the division's "team to beat." (More National League stories.)

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