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Willie Harris hit a 2-run tiebreaking single as part of a 4-run 6th to rally the Mets past the Nats.  The Mets now move to 68-70 on the season.

Mike Pelfrey struggled through his 4 1/3 innings of work (3 runs allowed), but the Mets were able to tag Livan Hernandez with the loss (in what looks to be his last start as a Nat).  While they are using this part of the season to see what they have for their future, it’s encouraging to see that these games aren’t being mailed in (8-2 over their last 10).  Young guys like Lucas Duda (smacked his 9th homer of the year) and Ruben Tejada (2 RBI’s on a hit) are taking the stage now to make their case for playing time in 2012.

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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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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 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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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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The Mets hit 3 home runs and scored all of their 6 runs in the final 3 innings to propel them past the Houston Astros.  They improved their record to 18-20 with the win.

Mets starter Dillon Gee was shaky, allowing 4 runs in his 5+ innings of work.  It could have been a lot worse, as Carlos Lee and Bill Hall were thrown out at the plate in the 2nd and 6th innings, respectively.  Hall’s play was a turning point in the game — the Astros were leading 4-0 with runners on second and third and looking like they were cruising to a blowout.  But Daniel Murphy made a nice backhanded snag on Michael Bourne’s groundball, got the out at first, and then threw Hall out at the plate.

Who's got it? (AP Images)

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A one hour rain delay was the only thing that stopped the Mets offensive onslaught tonight at Citi Field against the Detroit Tigers. With the win, the Mets moved back to 10 games above .500, coupled with the Atlanta Braves loss, leaving them 1.5 games out of first place in the National League East.

(Kevin James throws out the first pitch tonight, obviously firing up the Mets and setting the stage for the outstanding offensive performance)

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It started with Hisanori Takahashi and continued with every pitcher that took the ball for the Mets tonight. Mets pitchers were unable to locate the strike zone tonight, and when they did, Padres hitters took advantage. The final score looked more like a Chargers vs. Jets game, with the Chargers coming out on top. New York falls to 7-17 on the road.

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The New York Mets tied the game with a run in both the 8th and 9th inning and forced extra innings, only to give up a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th.

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