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The New York Mets were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies 9-4 on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Before the Mets could blink, the Phillies had a dominating 9-0 lead. Jonathon Niese turned in his worst outing of the season, allowing eight runs on ten hits and one walk through only four innings of work. The Mets offense came alive late in the game, but it was far too late to make considerable damage. The loss takes them to a putrid 60-68 record as they slip closer to last place in the NL East.

Niese is having a rough go as of late.

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Dillon Gee won his 11th game, David Wright hit a 3-run homer to open the scoring, and the Mets won Wednesday’s rubber game in San Diego.  The win bumps their record to 60-63.

This game was mainly about the aforementioned 2 players, Gee and Wright.  While Wright only went 1-5 on the day, the one hit was a huge one — he broke a scoreless tie in the 3rd inning with his 3-run blast and gave Gee a nice, early cushion to work with in spacious Petco.  He also made a great play in the 4th inning in which he faked out Cameron Maybin at third — Maybin rounded third as Wright faked throwing to first, and he was able to tag him out to end the inning.

As for Gee, it was a nice bounceback start after a string of lackluster ones.  Due to the afternoon start time in San Diego, Gee was able to work the shadows to his advantage, only allowing one run in his 6 2/3 innings of work.  He made a spectacular play himself — on a backhanded stab on a ground ball up the middle, which he converted into an inning-ending double play.  After he exited the game with a 4-1 lead, the Mets tacked on 3 more runs in the 8th to put this one out of reach.

Take your time...(Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres 5-4 in extra inning fashion Monday night. The Mets began the night with two home runs in the second inning giving them a 3-0 lead. R.A. Dickey pitched 6 1/3 innings allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four. He exited the game with a 4-3 lead, in which Bobby Parnell blew in the bottom of the 8th inning. With the game tied, Scott Hairston drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning. Jason Isringhausen closed it out successfully for his 300th career save. 

 

Mr. 300!

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 4-3 loss Friday night. The bats couldn’t mess with ex-Yankee Ian Kennedy’s stuff. Jason Bay’s three-hit night was a waste as the Mets lose their third straight game. Dillon Gee struggled with the big inning again, resulting in his fourth loss of the season.

Watching the home run trot isn't new for Gee these days.

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The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres in walk-off fashion on Monday night. With runners on second and third and one out, Lucas Duda singled in the tying and winning runs to put the Mets over the Padres 9-8. The rally came against ex-Met Heath Bell, who had also given up an RBI single to David Wright. The Mets currently sit at 57-57 on the season with the victory.

Willie Harris applies the celebratory whipped cream pie to Lucas Duda's face.

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After scoring a total of 9 runs over the past 5 games, the Mets banged out 16 hits and 11 runs to snap their 5-game losing streak and even the weekend series with the Atlanta Braves.  They bring their record back to .500, at 56-56.

In one of the more entertaining games they’ve played this year, the Mets’ offense broke through in a big way — every starting position player smacked at least 1 hit, and 8 different Mets crossed the plate.  They jumped out to a quick 1st inning, 2-0 lead against Braves starter Tommy Hanson thanks to Justin Turner’s solo shot and David Wright’s RBI double.  Starter Jon Niese, however, ran into trouble in the 3rd inning.  The Braves cranked out 5 hits in that inning and by the time the dust settled, the Mets were in a 5-2 hole.

Redemption for a few nights ago (Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

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Mike Stanton crushed a grand slam in the 10th inning off Jason Isringhausen to send the Mets to their 3rd straight loss.  This is their second loss in a row in which a 2-out homer in the 9th tied the game for them.  The Mets now drop to 55-54.

Yet another tough loss for the Mets.  They had done nothing against Marlins pitching all game, mustering only 1 run through the first 8 2/3 innings of the game.  Mike Pelfrey grinded through his 6 innings, allowing 3 runs (2 of them earned).  It looked like the Mets were going to lose the game 3-1.  But with 2 outs and Angel Pagan on second, Lucas Duda crushed his third homer of the year to send the game to extras.

Not quite enough...(Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

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The New York Mets defeated the Cincinnati Reds in a 4-2 victory on Monday night. The Mets offense exploded in the seventh inning, giving them team a 4-1 lead. Three of those runs were driven in with two outs. R.A. Dickey backed them up on the mound, pitching 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball. The bullpen closed the door without allowing a run to lead the Mets back to a .500 record. 

You know Wright is doing well when his tongue is sticking out.

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The New York Mets dropped another game Monday night against the Florida Marlins by a score of 4-1. Clay Hensley  silenced the Mets bats pitching five scoreless innings against them in a spot start. Cap’n Chris went nearly eight innings in the loss as the Mets fall under .500 for the first time since the Yankees came to town.

Capuano took another tough loss tonight against the Fish.

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With the All Star Break underway, the New York Mets are one game above .500 at 46-45 on the season, and trail the wild card leading Atlanta Braves by 7.5 games. The Mets have certainly exceeded expectations thus far in 2011, as most fans would’ve expected them to be way out of the playoff run at this point in the season. Now, this doesn’t mean Mets fans should get crazy excited about making a push for October baseball. Three of the team’s four starting infielders (David Wright, Ike Davis, and Jose Reyes) are currently on the disabled list, and will probably make their return after the trade deadline. But, regardless, the Mets have played very nice baseball over the first 91 games of the season, and I’m going to evaluate the areas that deserve the most credit.

Terry Collins deserves much of the credit for a winning baseball team in Queens.

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