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Pedro remains key to Mets' hopes in October

While the Mets are the class of the National League right now, a major question remains: Can they rely on their ace, Pedro Martinez, in October?

Originally Published: September 19, 2006
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- The party at Shea was still raging out on the field, with the Mets and family members celebrating the franchise's first Eastern Division title since 1988. Hundreds of fans hung around to savor the moment on Monday night, too, officially dethroning the Braves by doing a mock chop.

Everyone chanted Pedro Martinez's name, practically begging the right-hander to come out of the clubhouse and join the open-air asylum. The Mets were all there, chugging and spraying champagne, but Pedro ...

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