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May 15th, 2011

When Ike Davis went to the DL early in the week it was clear other players would have to step up. Carlos Beltran was the first to do it when he belted 3 homers in one game. Fernando Martinez came out of nowhere to hit a huge pinch hit homer on Friday night. And on Sunday it was Justin Turner’s time to shine.

Turner hit his first career Major League homerun and drove in 5 runs to lead the Mets to a 7-4 win over the Astros. The victory gives the Mets their 3rd straight series win, and they are now 7-3 in their last 10 games. It was Ike’s injury that allowed Justin Turner to get some extra playing time to begin with, and the redhead is taking full advantage of the opportunity.

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May 13th, 2011

The fans in Houston have mercilessly booed Carlos Beltran every time he has come to play the Astros since he left them to sign with the Mets in 2005, and this year should be no different. But coming off his best individual game…maybe ever as a Met, Beltran could be poised to send thousands of Astros fans home very unhappy this weekend.

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April 19th, 2011

I am not gonna lie- with the Knicks playing the Celtics in the playoffs Tuesday night my attention to the game at Citi Field will be minimal. But no matter what else is going on in New York sports, the Mets need to focus on themselves and playing winning baseball this week. Two bad teams are coming into town on this homestand, so we have a good chance to win some games and inch back closer to .500. The first homestand of the season was an utter disaster, as the team went just 1-6 and lost their last 5 in a row. Now, after a series loss in Atlanta (what else is new), the team quickly heads back home for 6 more games with an opportunity to turn things around.

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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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