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Join this LiveBlog event where NYSOS meets with BuzzOnBroad to discuss tonight’s game featuring the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. BuzzOnBroad is very similar to NYSOS but it covers all of Philadelphia’s sports teams. This is your opportunity to interact with NYSOS Mets writers–Joe Cohen and myself–and ask us any questions.

 

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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 San Diego Padres 3-2 in the finale of the four-game series. They only mustered three hits the entire afternoon, having more luck achieving six base on balls. Lucas Duda drove in the Mets only runs on a double in the third inning to put them up 2-0. Jonathon Niese pitched well but slowly lost the lead in the later innings. A botched play in the field decided the game as the Mets fall under .500 for the season.

Niese has all the right to look frustrated as an error costs him the game.

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After 2 straight inspiring wins, the Mets played an ugly one to drop to 58-58 on the season.  R.A. Dickey took yet another home loss, and the San Diego Padres pounced on a ton of Mets mistakes to win this one.

Wow, was this a stinker — where to start with all the miscues?  2 throwing errors in the 2nd inning.  Loading the bases with none out in the 2nd and failing to score at all.  Ruben Tejada getting thrown out at home on a sac fly because he didn’t slide.  Letting the Padres execute a double steal in which the lead runner stole home.  This is one Terry Collins & Co. will surely want to forget.

Back to drawing board...(Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

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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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The Mets are three games over .500 for the first time in the 2011 season. Much of this is a result of strong pitching out of Jonathon Niese and the bullpen and some clutch scoring in today’s game. Ruben Tejada came up with a huge two-run double to put the Mets up 4-1 in the 6th inning. Both Parnell and K-Rod pitched scoreless innings in relief of Niese to lead the Mets to a 5-3 victory.

 

Tejada slams a 2-RBI double. My Binghamton guy...

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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 Texas Rangers smacked 3 home runs, and Matt Harrison silenced the Mets’ bats to give Texas the easy win.  The Mets now drop to 37-39 on the season.

The Rangers jumped on the Mets early in this one — Adrian Beltre crushed a 2-run home run off Mike Pelfrey in the bottom of the first (after a Josh Hamilton RBI single) to give Texas a 3-0 lead.  While the game was being played in Arlington (where no lead is safe), and the Rangers’ staff does lead the league in home runs allowed, it was clear that the Mets had an uphill climb against Texas starter Matt Harrison.  Featuring a fastball that consistantly hit the mid-90’s, he allowed just 1 run in his 7 innings of work.

There it goes...(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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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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