Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 8/23/13
We are now three quarters into the season and the playoff picture has become slightly clearer.   The first place Detroit Tigers visit Citi Field today in the midst of a stretch that has seen them go 23-10 since the All-Star break.  Within that same string of games, starter Max Scherzer has gone 5-0 in six starts while upping his season pitching record to 18-1, far and away the best record in the majors.  Scherzer is easily the leading candidate to win the Cy Young Award in the American League, a league the Tigers seem to be the favorite to represent in the World Series.  On Saturday, he is opposed by Matt Harvey in a national TV game on FOX.  Oddly enough, this will be the second time they face each other this year at Citi Field; the first, of course, being the All Star game held there on July 16th.  Harvey is also a Cy Young candidate in the National League, but unfortunately for Mets fans not the favorite.  Clayton Kershaw, a former Cy Young winner, right now is the front ru...
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