I certainly hope so. I think tonight's start by Pedro will tell us a little bit about how the postseason is going to shape up.
I am unlike some other Met fans (not anyone on the board that I know of) who are basically saying these games are meaningless. I have to disagree. We have to put in the full regular lineup right now and have them firing on all cylinders. We need to build momentum going into the playoffs and not try to build it in the first round of the playoffs.
I don't think hitting is the major issue (even though we got blanked yesterday). I think once they put the postseason lineup in there and let them play everyday (which I hope happens soon), the Mets will get once again start hitting.
The big question is the starting pitching, which has been hurt in this last week or so. We're not talking about the B squad out there... these are the pitchers we're taking into the playoffs and they are NOT looking good right now.
In short, I believe we need to start the regular lineup now and build some moment. I really hope the pitching becomes much better this week. I would hate to clinch the division only to lose in the 1st week of the playoffs.
P.S. I also believe the Yanks are wrestling with some of the same exact issues.