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May 27th, 2011

In the bottom of the third inning, R.A. Dickey was heading to cover first base after a groundball hit by Kosuke Fukudome. He very slowly and awkwardly collapsed on his way to the base, and was taken out of the game limping. Nobody knows yet how long he’ll be out of action or what the exact nature of the injury is.

Before the Dickey collapse, in the top of the third, Jose Reyes showed off some base-running skills by coming all the way around after hitting a double, with two fielding errors from the cubs allowing him to go onto third and eventually cross the plate.

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May 25th, 2011

It was as ugly of a late May night as you could possibly have in Chicago Wednesday night. But everything seemed pretty to Mets fans when this one was called in the 7th inning, because the Amazins won the game 7-4 and ended their 3 game losing streak thanks to the awakening of the bats, and a very impressive performance from young Dillon Gee.

The righty’s night looked like it was headed for the showers early, as he allowed 4 runs in the 1st inning and put the Mets in a 4-1 hole. Gee loaded the bases with 2 outs, but couldn’t shut the door, giving up back-to-back 2-run doubles. Luckily for him the offense woke up from it’s week long slumber and broke out with a 5 run 2nd inning to quickly regain the lead 6-4 (thanks mostly to some awful Cubs pitching). Daniel Murphy and Carlos Beltran had RBI hits in the inning, and thanks to reliever Justin Berg the Mets scored their last 2 runs of the inning on bases loaded walks. Berg relieved the ineffective Casey Coleman, threw 12 pitches, all of them were balls, and promptly left the game to a chorus of boos.

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May 24th, 2011

Despite the swirl of media surrounding the Mets and the recent words from their owner, the team must play on and avoid the controversy. After reaching the .500 mark Friday night, the Mets slipped and lost the last 2 games in the Bronx, but still the team is playing much better in recent weeks. The Amazins had a day to recuperate after the Subway Series, and now return to normalcy (sort of) with some National League baseball against the Cubs in the Windy City.

Carlos Beltran did not fire back at Fred Wilpon to the media Tuesday. But will he continue to play his heart out for the Mets?

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July 31st, 2010

This post appears in full here: http://atmajors.com/2010-articles/july/trade-deadline-winners-and-losers.html

Alright, I’m finally feeling well enough to be coherent for at least some amount of time longer than 140 characters. And just in time, as there was a pretty busy trading deadline that we just finished up with. Let’s take a quick look at the so-called Winners and Losers of the day, because everything in life is immutably binary. NO SHADES OF GREY ALLOWED IN PUNDITRY.

WINNERS

Pittsburgh Pirates

Yeeah! How bout them fellas, pickin up a good catcher in Chris Snyder for essentially nothing useful, and then flipping a couple of middling relievers (Octavio Dotel and Javier Lopez) for a handful of useful prospects in pitchers James McDonald and Joe Martinez and outfielders Andrew Lambo and John Bowker? Kudos to Neal Huntington for adding good pieces and sending away some of the organizational chaff.

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