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The New York Mets defeated the San Diego Padres 5-4 in extra inning fashion Monday night. The Mets began the night with two home runs in the second inning giving them a 3-0 lead. R.A. Dickey pitched 6 1/3 innings allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four. He exited the game with a 4-3 lead, in which Bobby Parnell blew in the bottom of the 8th inning. With the game tied, Scott Hairston drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning. Jason Isringhausen closed it out successfully for his 300th career save. 

 

Mr. 300!

Associated Press 

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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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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 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 shutout the Washington Nationals 3-0 on a rainy Wednesday night. Justin Turner played the hero, again, driving in two runs in the 6th inning. Jonathon Niese rightfully earned the victory tonight, as the Mets won their 20th of the season.

 

Niese was a stud on the mound tonight.

Associated Press

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The New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-2 in a Thursday matinee at CitiField. After losing five of their last six games, they finally earn a much needed victory at home. The Mets are currently 13-18 and look to inch closer to .500 this weekend.

 

“The faster I hit, the faster I’ll get traded to a contender…”

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Houston Astros 6-1 on Tuesday night at CitiField. They have lost eight of their last nine games and fall to 5-12 on the season. The Mets look to win some games at CitiField starting tomorrow night against the same team.

Hairston drops a routine fly ball. Time for Alderson to make a move...

Associated Press

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The New York Mets dropped both games of a doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies this afternoon. They have now lost five straight and eight of their last nine. The Mets are currently 4-9 on the season and officially dead last in the National League East standings.

Troy Tulowitzki is officially a “Mets killer”…

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