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The New York Mets were defeated by the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 in a 13 inning marathon Tuesday night. Chris Capuano pitched six innings allowing three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out nine. The bullpen couldn’t secure a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning. The Mets offense had chances in the ninth and thirteenth innings to walk-off, but couldn’t push the envelope. In the end, the deciding run scored on a squeeze play in the top of the thirteenth. With one game remaining in the 2011 season, the Mets fall to 76-85. 

Reyes jogged around the bases twice on Tuesday night.

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The Phils wrapped this game up early — after 4 innings, it was 9-0.  Hunter Pence drove in 3 of those runs, including a 2-run homer in the first that got the ball rolling.  For the 13th time this season, Mike Pelfrey took the loss.  He was only able to stick around for the first 3 innings, allowing 5 runs.  Fittingly (assuming this is his last appearance of the season, and let’s hope it is), D.J. Carrasco got shelled as well — the final 4 Philly runs came in his 1 inning of work.  He likely won’t be around next year; Pelfrey probably will.  Roy Halladay himself had a typical game, tossing 6 shutout innings for the win.  

Denied. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Chicago Cubs in a 10-6 loss in eleven innings. The Mets were down early but rallied in the later inning, eventually tying it up 4-4 in the bottom of the eighth. They had a chance to walk-off in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and one out, but failed to do so. David Wright came to the plate with the bases full and two outs in the tenth inning only to fly out. Then it all crumbled as the Mets pitching surrendered six runs in the top of the eleventh. They fall to 71-75 on the season with 16 games left to play.

Picture perfect moment between John Franco and Mike Piazza during the 9/11 anniversary ceremony.

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Justin Turner played the hero again for the Mets, with his second walkoff win of the year.  He probably enjoyed this one a little more — instead of getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, he crushed a ground-rule double to center to plate Jason Pridie for the winning score.  The win bumps the Mets’ record to 71-73.

Mike Pelfrey tossed a serviceable 6 2/3 innings, in which he spotted Chicago an early 3-0 lead, but clamped down after that.  With a 4-3 lead heading into the 9th, the Mets once again tried Manny Acosta in the closer’s role.  This time didn’t quite work out, as the Cubs tied the game with 2 outs in the 9th.  However, this turned out not to be such a bad thing, as it set the stage for Turner’s heroics.


(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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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 Mets guaranteed themselves a series win in Cincy, and beat the Reds in a back-and-forth game.  They move above .500 once again, and improve their record to 52-51.

The game started out with the Reds basically trying to give it away.  The Mets took advantage of shoddy Reds defense to build a 4-0 lead after 3 innings — all runs were unearned.  Starter Jon Niese cruised through the first 4 innings — just 3 hits and 1 run.  But an awful 5th inning that was punctuated by a Joey Votto 2-run homer did him in for the night.  He left with a 5-4 deficit.

This lead didn't last long...(AP Photo/David Kohl)

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The Mets hit grand slams in consecutive innings — after going nearly 2 years without hitting one — en route to an easy win.  R.A. Dickey finally got some run support for his 4th win of the year, and the Mets move their record to 40-39.  It is their first time above the .500 mark since April 6th.

The Mets scored early and often to put this one out of reach.  When the Tigers came to bat in the bottom of the 5th, it was already 13-0.  The lead was built on 2-out hitting — their first 9 runs all came with 2 outs.  Each starter got a hit, and 7 different Mets drove in runs.  With Justin Verlander looming for Thursday’s game, this was a big win for the suddenly hot Mets, winners of 5 of their last 6.

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The New York Mets defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Thursday night. Strong pitching and clutch hitting were the highlights of the game. The Mets are currently 30-32 this season as they head to Pittsburgh for the weekend.

Murphy is swinging a hot bat these days.

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Carlos Zambrano pitched 6 strong innings for the Chicago Cubs (and went 3-3 at the plate with an RBI), Mets starter R.A. Dickey had to leave in the 3rd inning with an apparent foot injury, and the Cubs won in a rout.  The loss drops the Mets to 23-26 on the year.

It was a blustery day in Chicago, with the gameday temperature starting at 42 degrees.  Zambrano and Dickey traded zeroes until the top of the 3rd inning.  With one out in that inning, Jose Reyes smacked a double to right field.  Instead of just stopping at second, however, a couple of bad throws during the play allowed him to come around and score.  To quote Gary Cohen, it was a little league home run.

Will Ike and Wright have company? (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

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Marlins relief pitcher Burke Badenhop singled in the winning run off Ryota Igarashi in the 11th inning with 2 outs to lead the Marlins to a 2-1 win over the Mets.  The loss drops the Mets to 19-22.

Before the game started, the Mets learned that David Wright would be missing some time due to a stress fracture in his lower back.  After waiting through a rain delay that prolonged the start of the game, the Mets finally took the field.  From there, Mike Pelfrey and Josh Johnson would lock into a pitcher’s duel.  The Mets drew first blood, with Justin Turner’s RBI double in the 4th inning.  But the Marlins would tie the game at 1 on Mike Stanton’s solo blast to lead off the 7th.

Is it summer yet? (AP Images)

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