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New York Mets: 10 Things We Learned After This Weekend's Subway Series
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In the past weekend, the Mets played relatively well, but still lost their home series against the Yankees, two games to one.

In the opening game, the Mets' offense scored five runs against Andy Pettitte and held on to win by a score of 6-4. Ike Davis' grand slam was the defining moment of the game.

In the second game, the Yankees once again broke out their power swings, as Raul Ibanez hit a game-tying, three-run home run and Eric Chavez hit a pinch-hit home run off the bench to give the Yankees a 4-3 win.

In the series finale, the great anticipated pitching duel between C.C. Sabathia and R.A. Dickey did not live up to its billing, as both starters struggled and Dickey's 44 2/3 scoreless inning streak came to an end. Robinson Cano's home run in the eighth inning was the difference in the game as the Yankees took the series and won 6-5.

Overall, the Yankees relied heavily on their power, while the Mets relied heavily on rallies and clutch hits with two outs and runners on base. Neither of the starters in each game really dominated the opposition, but the Yankees' bullpen certainly outperformed the Mets' underachieving bullpen, and that made a huge difference in the end.

Regardless, no one should start dismissing the Mets from being a postseason contender, just because they lost to a very good Yankees team. The Mets are still in the upper echelon within the National League and should remain in contention for the postseason throughout the entire regular season.

Here are 10 things that we have learned from the Mets following their weekend against the Yankees.

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