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April 10th, 2012

Things could not have started better for the 2012 Mets.

The Mets have won by shutout, they have won by hitting the long ball, they have scored runs in bunches, flirted with a no-hitter, and have come back from a three-run deficit to win in walk-off fashion in the 9th inning. Add it all up and the Amazins are one more victory shy of tying their best ever start to a season (1985, 5-0).

Still, there is one thing this surprising team of home grown talent has not yet done, and that is win with yours truly in the building. That can all change tonight, as I am heading to Citi Field after work for my first Mets game of 2012.

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May 19th, 2011

Dillon Gee firted with a no-hitter, like so many Mets have before him. And, like so many Mets before him, Gee did not complete the no-no. But he did pitch a whale of a game, going 7 2/3 in a 1-0 Mets victory, allowing only 2 hits in earning his 3rd win of the season. After going 41 games without a shutout the Mets now have not allowed a run in two straight, as they swept the Nationals in the two game series and put up 18 zeros in the process.

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April 28th, 2011

The Mets can put their black jerseys away for a few days, because their longest winning streak in nearly a year is over. They had the tying run on second with two outs, but Drew Storen struck out Willie Harris to end the game, and the Nats avoided a sweep with a 4-3 win. The loss snaps a six game winning streak, and drops them back to 3 games under .500. Despite the loss, the Mets still won the series in DC, and head to Philly as winners of 6 of 7.

Chris Capuano pitched a decent game, going 5 2/3 and giving up 4 earned runs, but ultimately he was saddled with the loss. Carlos Beltran allowed the first run of the game in the 3rd when he completely misplayed Jayson Werth’s line drive. The Mets scored runs in the 4th and 5th, but both times Washington came back and answered with runs of their own. Ike Davis ripped an RBI double in the 6th to get within 4-3, and I just felt that the team was going to pull the win out again.

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April 26th, 2011

The Mets take their season long 4-game winning streak to the nation’s capital tonight to start a 3 game set with the Nationals. Whether it’s the return of Jason Bay, the destruction of Stanley, or the recent superstition of wearing the black jerseys, something seems to have caused the Mets to play better the past several games. Hopefully it continues on this road trip, as the team faces two divisional foes in 6 days.

Jeff Wilpon ordered the destruction of the bullpen's friend, "Stanley the Toolbox." Since then the team has won 4 straight. Does Wilpon have magical powers?

The starting rotation finally put together a good string of outings, and the batting order appears to be much deeper with the return of Jason Bay and the insertion of Daniel Murphy at second base over Brad Emaus. Even the abysmal bullpen seems to be coming together, at least on the back end, as Beato, Isringhausen, and K-Rod are locked into those 7-8-9 roles.

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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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