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Scott Hairston broke a 2-2 tie in the 9th inning with a pinch-hit solo shot off Brian Wilson, and the Mets took the first game of this weekend series.  The Mets’ record now improves to 46-43.  They are now 11-5 over their last 16 games, and 5-1 since Jose Reyes went down.

R.A. Dickey found himself in yet another pitcher’s duel, this one with Ryan Vogelsong.  Down 1-0 in the 4th, Angel Pagan put the Mets ahead with a 2-run homer over the massive right field wall.  A Nate Schierholtz solo shot (into McCovery Cove) in the 6th knotted the game up until the 9th.

Save #23 was a pretty easy one (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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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.

Will it Stay Fair? (mlb.com)

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The Angels’ bats battered Mets starter Jon Niese early to cruise to the win in Sunday’s rubber game.  The loss drops the Mets to 35-37, and it their first series loss since May 27-29 (Phillies).

The difference in the game was the starting pitchers.  Angels starter Tyler Chatwood pitched 7 shutout innings for the win, while Niese gave up 5 runs (4 earned) in only 4 innings of work.  The heavy damage in the game came in the 2nd inning.  With the bases loaded and 2 outs in the inning, Erick Aybar tripled to clear the bases and give the Halos a 4-0 lead.  The Angels plated individual runs in innings 5-7 to push the lead to 7-0.  The Mets then scored 3 runs off the bats of Jose Reyes, Justin Turner, and Carlos Beltran in the 9th to save some face.

The look says it all (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4-3 on Friday night. The Mets had numerous opportunities to win this game, but in the end couldn’t get the W. The loss takes them down to 34-36 on the season.

 

Murphy dives in for his second triple of the season.

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The Mets scored all of their runs in the final 3 innings to cruise to a shutout victory in Pittsburgh.  Chris Capuano took the win to improve to 5-6, and the Mets are now 32-33.

Capuano and Pirates starter Kevin Correia locked into a scoreless pitcher’s duel, with the Mets held hitless until the 5th inning.  But in the 7th, the Mets were finally able to get to Correia.  With one out in the inning, Daniel Murphy and Angel Pagan singled to set up the struggling Jason Bay.  Bay did his job, hitting a sac fly to center, to plate the Mets’ first run.  This is where some confusion ensued — the sac fly actually turned into a double play.  At first, it appeared that Murphy was called out for leaving 3rd base before the ball was caught (he didn’t).  It was actually Pagan who was called out — he rounded second base, but didn’t touch it on his way back to first.  But the run scored, and the Mets had a 1-0 lead heading into the 8th.

Dealing. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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The New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Friday night. On a night where Gee was on his game, the Mets were able to put runs on the board. With the victory, Gee moves to 7-0 as a rookie and the Mets pull within one game of a .500 record.

Gee is 7-0!

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The New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night at CitiField. The offense had another huge night at the plate, smacking fifteen hits while using small ball to score most of their runs. The Mets are now 25-28 on the season as Dillon Gee earned his 5th win of the year!

Gee was a stud on the mound.

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The New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 on Sunday afternoon at CitiField. A game that looked like a blowout early on turned into a bullpen mess that the Mets salvaged in the end. Niese’s strong outing earned him his fourth victory of the season while the Mets offense exploded for 17 hits.

You have all the reason to smile, Jose.

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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 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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