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September 6th, 2011

Nick Evans has had a great couple of weeks, and his play may have cemented him a spot on the 2012 roster.

In a game that ended 6 hours after it was scheduled to start, the Mets scored 3 runs in the 12th inning and defeated the Marlins 7-4 in front of roughly 85 people at Sun Life Stadium. Nick Evans scorched his 3rd go-ahead RBI hit of the night in that 12th to give the Mets the lead for good, Jose Reyes added a run scoring single, and Lucas Duda walked with the bases loaded for insurance.

Josh Stinson came in to finish the job and did so without a sweat, mowing down the Fish 1-2-3 for his first career Major League save. Stinson made it look easy what Bobby Parnell failed miserably trying to do.

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August 23rd, 2011

If the Phillies are the bar the Mets must measure themselves against, then right now that bar is about 50 stories high. The 4-time defending division champs, headed for a 5th straight crown, blasted the Mets from a 2nd straight night and when the dust settled they had a punishing 9-4 win.

Jon Niese was terrible, and just like Dillon Gee did in the 1st game he never gave his team a chance. Niese allowed 2 homeruns in the 3rd inning to break a scoreless tie, as Shane Victorino (my least favorite Phillie of them all) hit a solo shot and John Mayberry Jr. outdid him with a 3-run bomb. Philly added a run in the 4th to make it 5-0, and then broke it completely open in the 5th.

A once very good season for Jon Niese has quickly unraveled into a mediocre one.

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August 22nd, 2011

As the Mets hit their roughest skid since the opening weeks of the season, they travel to Philadelphia to play a rival team that is cruising into the playoffs. The Phillies have baseball’s best pitching staff, and they have it’s best record as well. Like the Mets, Philly has had injury problems of it’s own, and Jimmy Rollins is the latest star headed for the disabled list. But as they lose one player they seem to be getting another back. Placido Polanco has not played in 2 weeks due to a sports hernia, but he has now been activated from the DL. Despite having some health issues all over the place, the Phils have not skipped a beat, having already clinched a .500 or better season with 81 wins.

One Mets killer has gone down in Jimmy Rollins, but now another returns in Placido Polanco.

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August 10th, 2011

There were no magical heroics Wednesday night at Citi Field. A comeback win was not in the cards. Instead of celebrations and cream pies the Mets were left shaking their heads after their 9-5 loss to the Padres, and they had no one to blame but themselves.

A bad outing from starter R.A. Dickey, failed clutch hitting, and a total lack of fundamentals all doomed the Mets, as the Padres led from start to finish and finally notched a win in the 4-game series.

Will Venable paced the Padres with a 4-5 effort, including a triple to lead off the game followed by the first run to make it 1-0. R.A. Dickey got pounded to the tune of 6 hits and 5 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings. He suffered his 11th loss of the season, and raised his ERA to 3.75. There have been a lot of nights when R.A. Dickey took a loss he did not deserve. Tonight was not one of those nights, as he put the Amazins in a 5-0 lead by 8:15pm.

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June 29th, 2011

There haven’t been many times that I have been speechless with the Mets in a good way (I have been speechless over bad Mets baseball roughly 36,769 times). But after Wednesday night’s 16-9 win over Detroit it took me several minutes to even begin to think about what to write.

The Mets 16-run performance gives them a franchise record 52 in the past 4 games.

A quick recap of the game: The Mets jumped out to an 8-2 lead, picking up right where they left off last night, as their bats remained hotter than we have ever seen the franchise have. Unlike the series opener though, the Tigers fought back on Wednesday with a barrage of 5 homeruns, and pulled within 8-6 in the 6th. Miguel Cabrera had 2 of those bombs, including a 450 foot shot to left center.

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June 10th, 2011

After going 0-5 last night in Pittsburgh, Jose Reyes found his groove again in his 31st multiple-hit game, against Pirates starter Charlie Morton.  Morton performed the worst start of the season, allowing 7 runs with 6 earned and nine hits in less than 5 innings.  While his backup defense wasn’t doing too much for him as the pirates 44 game errorless streak was snapped tonight, Morton and his missteps like the Mets 5 run 4th inning were in the spotlight.  Although the offense contributed 8 runs to this Mets second straight victory, the real story lies with Dillon Gee.

Dillon Gee, allowing 1 run and 8 hits over 8 innings, expanded his record to 7-0, becoming the first Mets rookie to do so.  As Gee has allowed only one earned run or less in three of his last five outings, the Mets offense doesn’t have to do much, but tonight they did.

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June 9th, 2011

On September 2, 2008, Jon Niese began his Major League career against the Milwaukee Brewers.  He gave up 5 runs over 3 innings after giving up a home run to the first batter he faced, Rickie Weeks.  Tonight, for the first time, he returned to Miller Park, but things didn’t go so smoothly for the Brewers.  Throwing only 99 pitches in 7 2/3 innings, Niese struck out 8 and only allowed for 1 run, leading the Mets to take the series from Milwaukee.

Recently, when the Mets were hitting, when the Mets were winning, there was one common contributing factor: Jose Reyes.  Tonight, the short stop went 0-5, but that didn’t stop the makeshift lineup from picking up for his shortcomings and beating up on Yovani Gallardo: one of the hottest pitchers in the National League.  Starting the scoring in the second inning, the Mets would go on to knock out Gallardo before the top of the 5th could end.

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June 8th, 2011

After Ronny Paulino blasted his first homerun as a Met, a 3-run shot to left field, all signs pointed to a 4th straight Mets win. The homerun capped a 5-run inning, and the Amazins led 6-2 in the 8th. But once again the pen couldn’t hold it late, as Pedro Beato and Jason Isringhausen combined to give up 4 runs and tie the game at 6. Nyjer Morgan’s RBI double off Dale Thayer won it in the 9th, and the Brewers gave the Mets their first walk-off loss of the season, 7-6.

I am going to have nightmares of this slob crushing homeruns for the next 8 hours. Yay...

Mike Pelfrey pitched very well, tossing 6 innings and allowing just 4  hits. He gave up a line drive 2-run shot to Prince Fielder on a 3-0 pitch in the 5th that gave the Brewers a 2-1 lead, but it was the only bad mark on his report card for the night.

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June 3rd, 2011

Coming off of a split series with the Pirates, the New York Mets knew that they had to turn it around.  The Braves were coming in, so there was no question about the fact that if this were to be a victory, it would not be an easy one.  Before the game, a lot of attention was put on Rookie of the Month of May, Justin Turner, but the true star of the night would prove to be Jonathon Niese.

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May 31st, 2011

R.A. Dickey showed great heart and guts tonight, pitching a shutout for 7 innings with a tear in his plantar fascia. However, he gave up 3 runs with 2 outs in the 8th, and with virtually no offense given to him he suffered the loss in a 5-1 Pirates win.

Dickey struck out a career high 10 batters, and cruised through 7 2/3. But in a flash a 1-0 lead turned into a 3-1 deficit as Josh Harrison and Neil Walker had RBI hits to change the outcome from good to bad. Bobby Parnell made his first appearance since April 19, but did not fare any better than he did back then, allowing 2 runs in the 9th to seal the game.

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