New York Mets: 5 Moments in 2012 That Derailed Promising Season

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New York Mets: 5 Moments in 2012 That Derailed Promising Season
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The last month of the New York Mets 2012 season—on the heels of a first half that had them a mere half game out of a playoff spot—has chewed them up and spit them out at the bottom of the N.L. East.

At the All-Star break, the team was six games over .500 and 4.5 games behind Washington for the top spot in the East. Since the mid-summer classic, Terry Collins' club has plummeted out of the race. They're currently at a disappointing 59-69, 11.5 out of a postseason slot.

Let's go over the key turning points of the Mets' second half struggles that cancelled out the Amazin's first-half heroics.

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