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The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals 11-6 on Tuesday night. Mike Pelfrey pitched six innings, allowing five runs on ten hits and no walks while striking out two. The Mets had a 6-5 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh, but the bullpen let up six runs all with two outs. With the loss, they fall to 73-81 on the season and have sole possession of fourth place in the National League East division.

Pelf had a better night at the plate than on the mound.

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Monday night at CitiField. R.A. Dickey pitched seven strong innings allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits and no walks while striking out seven. The bullpen went two scoreless innings in relief to give the Mets offense a chance to win it. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, both Jason Bay and Nick Evans stranded David Wright on second base to end the game. The Mets drop their third straight game as they fall to 71-76 on the season. 

Pagan celebrates his game-tying double in the sixth inning.

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For the second straight night, the Mets took a 4-3 lead into the 9th.  For the second straight night, their closer blew the save.  This time, however, they didn’t emerge with the “W.”  Aramis Ramirez played the hero in this one, singling in the tying and winning runs with 2 outs, off Bobby Parnell.  His 5th blown save on the year drops the Mets to 71-74.  The Mets’ bats showed their usual late-game fight in this one: down 3-0 in the 8th, they scored 4 to stake Parnell to the lead.  Unfortunately, he’s got a little way to go before he earns the right to be called their closer.

Mean face. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

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The New York Mets defeated the Florida Marlins 7-4 in a 12-inning marathon Tuesday night. Nick Evans broke a tie on three separate occasions, including the deciding run in the top of the 12th on a single to put the Mets on top 5-4. Miguel Batista started the night with six innings allowing only one run on five hits and four walks while striking out three. The bullpen was strong, except for Bobby Parnell who blew a 4-2 lead yielding two runs on a Mike Cameron double in the bottom of the 9th. Josh Stinson came on in the bottom of the 12th to pitch a 1-2-3 inning for his first career save. 

Nick Evans turned into Mr. Clutch tonight.

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Ryan Zimmerman hit a broken-bat, 2-run single off Bobby Parnell in the 9th to propel the Nats past the Mets.  The loss snaps the Mets’ 3-game win streak and drops them to 67-70.

The Nats looked like they had this one in the bag early.  They pounded an ineffective Dillon Gee for a 5-0 lead after 2 innings, lowlighted by opposing starter Tom Milone cracking a 3-run homer.  But the Mets got 4 back in the 4th to get themselves back in the game.  They would even take a 7-6 lead on Lucas Duda’s sac fly in the 7th, but Bobby Parnell would let it all go to waste.  He only recorded 1 out in the 9th, while allowing the winning runs to score on Zimmerman’s bloop.

Hittin' 'em where they ain't (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

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The New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Friday night in D.C. The Mets offense tacked on early on a David Wright three-run homer and they never looked back. R.A. Dickey pitched six innings allowing three runs on nine hits and no walks while striking out one batter for his seventh win. The Mets have now won six of their last seven games and are only two games under .500. 

Which of these outfielders will be around in 2012?

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The New York Mets defeated the Florida Marlins in a 7-5 victory Thursday night. Miguel Batista made an efficient spot start, pitching six innings yielding only two runs. He definitely earned another start. The Mets offense scored four runs in the third inning and three insurance runs in the eighth inning to lead them to victory. They end their homestand with a 66-69 record.

Duda comes up with the big hit again!

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The New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves in a 6-0 victory Friday night. The Mets offense compiled fourteen hits, while Chris Capuano pitched a complete game two-hitter. They are now 62-68 on the season and look to turn their success into a winning streak on Monday.

Capuano pumps his fist after the best start of his career.

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The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Mets’ bullpen yet again, and swept the Mets in Queens for the first time in their history.  The Mets’ record now drops to 60-66 on the year.

This game (and really, series) was a microcosm of the difference between a good team and a team in transition.  The division-leading Brewers got a solid performance from their starter, shook off a potential momentum-turning home run (Lucas Duda’s 7th inning blast that tied the game at 2), and buried the Mets late by taking advantage of shaky defense and shoddy relief pitching.

Couldn't get the big man out all weekend (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Friday night. Mike Pelfrey struggled through five innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits and four walks while striking out four. Outside of Angel Pagan and Ruben Tejada, the Mets offense was idle against Shaun Marcum et al. The loss currently puts the Mets at a 60-64 record for the season. 

David Wright committed his ninth error of the season.

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