Of course, the schedule would put the Mets in Philadelphia with the Phillies closing in on the division title in the NL East.  

Remember when the Mets were shutting out the Phillies at Citi Field?

Despite a slew of injuries during the season to such key players as Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard,  to name just a few, the Phillies overcame it all and their magic  number is down to four.

The division could be secured this weekend as the Mets visit for three games. 

The Phillies are finishing the regular season in grand style. They have won 10 straight games, 14 of 15 and 22 of 26. They are 44-21 since the All-Star break.

Pitching has carried the team,  with Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt going 12-0 in September. Halladay, a 20-game winner, will likely win the Cy Young Award.

With the Mets not expected to be be much of a threat, there is reason to believe the Phillies' hold on the NL East will continue next season and perhaps for years  to come.