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The Phils wrapped this game up early — after 4 innings, it was 9-0.  Hunter Pence drove in 3 of those runs, including a 2-run homer in the first that got the ball rolling.  For the 13th time this season, Mike Pelfrey took the loss.  He was only able to stick around for the first 3 innings, allowing 5 runs.  Fittingly (assuming this is his last appearance of the season, and let’s hope it is), D.J. Carrasco got shelled as well — the final 4 Philly runs came in his 1 inning of work.  He likely won’t be around next year; Pelfrey probably will.  Roy Halladay himself had a typical game, tossing 6 shutout innings for the win.  

Denied. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

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The Mets got to play spoiler today, and threw a major wrench into the Cardinals’ postseason hopes.  With their 6-run 9th, the Mets rallied from a 6-2 deficit and left the Cards 2 games behind Atlanta for the wild card.  The Mets themselves improved their record to 74-82.

Later, Cap (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Wednesday night. Chris Schwinden quickly put the Mets in a hole 3-0 through the first two innings. The offense battled back to score four runs in the top of the third to take a 4-3 lead. Schwinden settled down to pitch six innings, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five. However, the bullpen let up three runs in the seventh inning to put them behind again. Willie Harris narrowed the deficit to one run in the top of the ninth, but the Mets couldn’t push another run across. They have lost nine of their last eleven games and fall to 73-82 on the season. 

Bullpen couldn't secure Schwinden's first career win.

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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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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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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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Jayson Werth’s first inning homer off R.A. Dickey was all the Washington Nationals needed to snap the Mets’ 5-game winning streak — it provided all the runs scored in the game.  Dickey’s record drops to 5-9, while the team falls to 55-52.

The story of tonight’s game was Nats starter Yunesky Maya.  Jason Marquis was scheduled to start the game, but was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks shortly before game time.  That forced the Nats to call up Maya and throw him into tonight’s start.  Maya made the most of his opportunity, shutting the Mets out in his 5 1/3 innings of work.  He didn’t even allow a hit until the 4th inning.

 

And that's all it took...(Greg Fiume/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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The New York Mets dropped another game Monday night against the Florida Marlins by a score of 4-1. Clay Hensley  silenced the Mets bats pitching five scoreless innings against them in a spot start. Cap’n Chris went nearly eight innings in the loss as the Mets fall under .500 for the first time since the Yankees came to town.

Capuano took another tough loss tonight against the Fish.

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