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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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It’s only May, but the 2011 season has already proven to be unique. When the historically top contenders dwell amongst the bottom and the small market “weaklings” rise to the top, it makes most fans think fluke. But think again sports fans! Hot starts are beginning to mold into team culture and the dynamic of MLB is making for a fresh looking Top Ten. Let the Debate Begin.

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John Mayberry homered to lead off the 7th inning, and Placido Polanco hit a tie-breaking sac fly later in the inning to give Roy Halladay and the Phillies the win over the Mets.  The Mets have now lost 3 in a row and drop to 11-16 on the year.

This was a classic pitcher’s duel between the established ace Halladay and the young Jon Niese.  The Mets got to Halladay first, plating the first run on Carlos Beltran’s RBI single to drive in Daniel Murphy in the 4th.  They threatened to score more in that inning, but Halladay buckled down and retired the next 3 batters with 2 on.  Niese made the 1-0 lead stand up until he ran out of gas in the 7th inning.

Thank God I get to hit here instead of Citi Field...

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Ryan Howard hit 2 home runs, including a grand slam, Ben Francisco and Placido Polanco each added 2 RBI, and the Mets now drop to 11-15 on the year.  Mike Pelfrey allowed 8 hits and 4 runs in his 4.1 innings of work.  Dillon Gee relieved Pelfrey and only allowed one hit.  Unfortunately, that one hit was Ryan Howard’s grand slam to make the game 8-0 in the 6th inning, and effectively end the game.

Vance Worley pitched 6 shutout innings for the Phillies.  The Mets threatened in the top of the first inning, with Daniel Murphy and David Wright reaching base on errors.  But Worley coaxed a double-play ball out of Carlos Beltran to end the threat.  He and Pelfrey would trade zeros until the 4th inning, when Howard hit the first of his home runs, a 2-run shot.  From that point on, it was all Phillies.

What do I have to do to win in this park?

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Old friend Livan Hernandez pitched 8 solid innings against his former team and knocked in a run to lead the Nats to victory over the Mets.  Their record now stands at 11-14.  The bottom of the Nats’ order killed the Mets in this game, as Ian Desmond, Jerry Hairston Jr., and Hernandez (the 6th, 7th, and 9th hitters – none hitting over .220) drove in a run each.

Nice catch, but not enough for the win

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The New York Mets extended their winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Relief pitching bailed Chris Young out of a shortened start and the bats continued to showcase their strengths. The Mets record currently sits at 10-13 as they inch their way closer to a .500 record.

Chin up, Murph! You're doing great.

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The New York Mets swept the Arizona Diamondbacks with an 8-4 win on Sunday afternoon. The Mets bats powered their way through the game and they got a decent performance out of their starter. The victory brings their winning streak to four games and their record now stands at 9-13 for the season.

Did I really just hit two home runs at this stadium? Maybe it is all in my head...

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Jason Bay drove in the first 3 Mets runs, Daniel Murphy knocked in the final 2, and the Mets beat the Diamondbacks for the second time in a row.  It is their 3rd in a row overall, and they improve their record to 8-13 on the year.

Faced with an early 1-0 deficit, the Mets got on the board quickly on the strength of Jason Bay’s 2-out, 2-run single to put them ahead, 2-1 in the first inning.  2 innings later, Bay hit a solo shot into the D-backs’ bullpen and then Ike Davis followed up with a monster solo shot of his own into the Pepsi Porch’s upper deck.  This was the first time the Mets have hit back-to-back home runs all year, and they extended their lead to 4-1.

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The New York Mets defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 on Friday night at CitiField. Mike Pelfrey had a solid performance for his first win. The Mets are now 7-13 on the young season and continue to “right the ship”.

Davis admires his two-run bomb.

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David Wright drove in 3 runs, Chris Capuano pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball, and the Mets finally got another tally in the win column on perhaps their strongest effort of the year.  They improved to 6-13 on the young season.

Maybe the Mets caught wind of Kenny’s rant, as they scored early and often to finally reward their home fans with a win.  This game marked Jason Bay’s first time in the lineup since last season, and he contributed a bloop double in a 3-run 4th inning.  That same inning saw Wright break out of an 0-20 slump with a solo shot into the left-center field seats.  Capuano was the other star of the game, pitching his best game of the season thus far, and even hitting a double to start a 2-run rally in the 5th.

Maybe when we win some more games, we can get our victory handshakes down

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