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The New York Mets defeated the Florida Marlins in both games of today’s double dip. Game 1 was dominated by pitching, led by R.A. Dickey, as the Mets edged the Marlins 2-1. Game 2 included a bit more offense as the Mets beat the Marlins 5-1 with a great start out of Dillon Gee. The two victories give them a four-game winning streak as they move to 64-68 on the season.

He's baaaaack. Reyes always puts smiles on his teammates' faces.

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Nick Evans smacked a 3-run homer in a 4-run first inning for the Mets, and they never looked back as they avoided a sweep in Philly.  They snapped a 5-game losing streak and bumped their record to 61-68.

The story of this game was told in the second inning.  Mike Pelfrey was threatening to do what Mike Pelfrey does all too often — let the game unravel out of control.  6 Phillies had already reached base in the inning, and 3 of them crossed the plate, cutting an early 4-0 Mets lead to 4-3.  But with the bases loaded, he was somehow able to get Hunter Pence to fly out and escape the inning with the lead intact.  Even more incredibly, he wouldn’t allow any more runs in the game, turning in an official quality start — 6 innings, 3 runs.  It certainly wasn’t a pretty stat line (9 hits, 2 walks), but it was enough for his 7th win of the year.

 

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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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The New York Mets were defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Friday night. Mike Pelfrey struggled through five innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits and four walks while striking out four. Outside of Angel Pagan and Ruben Tejada, the Mets offense was idle against Shaun Marcum et al. The loss currently puts the Mets at a 60-64 record for the season. 

David Wright committed his ninth error of the season.

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D.J Carrasco served up a go-ahead 3-run homer to Ryan Roberts to propel the Arizona Diamondbacks to a comeback win.  The loss now drops the Mets to 3 games below .500, at 58-61.  They have now dropped 4 in a row and have a 3-10 record over their past 13 games.

This game was a snapshot of two teams going in opposite directions.  The upstart D-Backs, first place in their division, won their 33rd game this season in which they’ve come from behind.  The Mets, however, continue their summer slide out of contention.  Mike Pelfrey had his good stuff working today — after spotting the D-Backs 2 runs in the first, he allowed 2 hits and no earned runs the rest of the way.  Unfortunately, he had to leave in the 5th inning after being struck in the arm by a line drive.  In came Carrasco, and there went the game.  After hitting Willie Bloomquist with a pitch, he gave the 3-run blast to Roberts that turned a 4-2 Mets lead into a 5-4 deficit.  The dog days of summer are definitely here.

 

Old friend J.J. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 

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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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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.

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The New York Mets dropped their second straight game in a row on Sunday afternoon against the Washington Nationals in a 3-2 loss. Scott Hairston provided the sole offense with his two solo homers and Jonathon Niese pitched his best through 5 1/3 innings. Outside of Carlos Beltran earlier in the week, the Mets had a quiet trading deadline. They are now 55-53 heading into the dog days of August. 

Hairston would've been the hero of the game...except they lost.

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The New York Mets edged the Florida Marlins in a 7-6 victory on Friday night. David Wright’s return was a great success and led the Mets team in a 12-hit marathon. Mike Pelfrey turned in another horrid outing allowing four runs on five hits and four walks in six innings , but the bullpen was good enough to help them win the game. The Mets have now won 50 games this season.

David Wright excelled in what felt like his second opening day of the season.

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