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The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves in a tough 6-3 loss on Friday night. Jonathon Niese exited the game with the lead only to end up with a no-decision. Atlanta piled on three runs in the top of the 9th versus Francisco Rodriguez to seal a victory.

 

K-Rod not too happy after his second loss of the season.

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Ruben Tejada drove in 3 runs and was in the middle of key rallies in the 6th and 8th innings to help propel the Mets past the Pirates.  The win salvages a split for the 4-game set, and the Mets improve their record to 26-30.

Mike Pelfrey started this matinee and got roughed up early.  Before the Mets had a chance to bat in the bottom of the 1st, they found themselves already in a 3-0 hole.  2 innings later, it was 7-0, and it looked as if they were on their way to another embarrassing loss.  But in the bottom of the 3rd, they got 3 runs back thanks to a Carlos Beltran home run.

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The Philadephia Phillies scored 4 runs in the last 2 innings, including a 3-spot off Francisco Rodriguez in the 9th, to down the Mets by a score of 6-4.  The Mets fall to 23-27 with the loss.

It was my first live Mets game of the season, and it didn’t disappoint (except for the final score, of course).  It was a pretty lively crowd, about as full as you’ll get for a non-Yankee opponent this time of year, and it was just about perfect baseball weather (for once, this year).

The Phillies built a 2-0 lead off of Mets starter Chris Capuano on RBI singles by Jimmy Rollins and starting pitcher Roy Oswalt in the 3rd and 5th innings, respectively.  But the Mets were able to strike back with RBI singles of their own — Carlos Beltran in the 5th, Ronny Paulino in the 6th, and Justin Turner in the 7th — to take a 3-2 lead into the 8th inning.

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The first game of the Subway Series had an exciting feel to it as the Mets edged out the Yankees, 2-1. Daniel Murphy’s sixth inning solo blast proved to be the difference in the contest. R.A. Dickey squared off against Freddy Garcia and both starters gave their respective teams quality starts. Dickey’s six innings of one-run ball topped Garcia’s seven innings of two-run ball as the Met bullpen came on to throw three perfect innings in relief. With the win, the Mets move back to .500 (22-22) while the loss snaps the Yankees three game win streak, dropping the Bombers to 23-20.

The Knuckler was Knuckling Tonight

 

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The New York Mets shutout the Washington Nationals 3-0 on a rainy Wednesday night. Justin Turner played the hero, again, driving in two runs in the 6th inning. Jonathon Niese rightfully earned the victory tonight, as the Mets won their 20th of the season.

 

Niese was a stud on the mound tonight.

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The New York Mets defeated the Houston Astros 7-4 on Sunday afternoon for the series win. Justin Turner drove in five rbis to bail out the Mets sloppy pitchers. The team is now 19-21 over their first 40 games as they head home to face some division rivals.

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The Mets hit 3 home runs and scored all of their 6 runs in the final 3 innings to propel them past the Houston Astros.  They improved their record to 18-20 with the win.

Mets starter Dillon Gee was shaky, allowing 4 runs in his 5+ innings of work.  It could have been a lot worse, as Carlos Lee and Bill Hall were thrown out at the plate in the 2nd and 6th innings, respectively.  Hall’s play was a turning point in the game — the Astros were leading 4-0 with runners on second and third and looking like they were cruising to a blowout.  But Daniel Murphy made a nice backhanded snag on Michael Bourne’s groundball, got the out at first, and then threw Hall out at the plate.

Who's got it? (AP Images)

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The New York Mets defeated the Colorado Rockies 9-5 on Thursday night at Coors Field. After a postponement and then rain delay, they take a much needed series on the road. Carlos Beltran powered the Mets to a victory, putting them at a 17-20 record.

 

"I love this ballpark!"

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Mike Pelfrey got the win tonight, giving up 3 runs in his 6.2 innings of work, as well as knocking in the game-winning 2-run double.  The Mets now improve to 16-20 on the year.

Jose Reyes got things started with a double to lead off the game, and then Daniel Murphy followed with a single to set up the inning against Rockies starter Jason Hammel.  Ike Davis singled both of them in to grant Pelfrey a quick 2-0 lead.  Pelfrey, however, gave it back in the 2nd inning on solo shots to certified Met-killer Troy Tulowitzki and Seth Smith.

Tastes like a win... (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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The New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 6-3 victory Friday night. The win puts them at a record of 14-18 on the season. The Mets look to make it a winning streak tomorrow night against LA.

 

Reyes thinking “Gotta Get My Engine Going”

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