1. Mets Close Out Home Stand, Trying to Get Back to .500

    NEW YORK-- So far in the month of August, the Mets have been a classic .500 ballclub. They haven't gone on a winning streak or losing streak, but they have been just at or around .500...

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  2. Mets v. Astros: Mets Turn To Johan Santana as Offense Sputters

    NEW YORK-- The Mets won their opening game against the Astros last night, but got out-hit nine to three. Once again, they couldn't produce any offense against a mediocre starting pitcher...

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  3. New York Mets Turn To Mike Pelfrey To Cool Down Red-Hot Houston Astros

    NEW YORK: The Mets have let two straight opportunities get by, losing a series to the Marlins after winning the first game. Each of the last two days, the Phillies lost and the Mets lost games they could have and should have won easily...

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  4. Jon Niese and New York Mets Suffer Rough Loss To Florida Marlins

    NEW YORK-- Once again the Mets had an opportunity to gain ground in the playoff race, and once again they lost a winnable game at home to the Marlins...

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  5. New York Mets Try To Stay in Wild Race, Throw Misch at the Fish

    NEW YORK-- Although many believed the Mets were out of the playoff race, that may not totally be the case. Yes, it's going to be tough to overcome, but coupled with last night's Phillies loss, the Mets are now seven back in the Wild Card race...

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  6. New York Mets Win Thriller at Citi Field Thanks to Unlikely Hero

    NEW YORK-- It was a chilly and misty night at Citi Field, almost a tease of October, which the Mets hope to somehow get to. That may be a stretch, but if they will play deeper into the season, tonight certainly helps...

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  7. RA Dickey Opens Home Stand as Mets Face Marlins

    NEW YORK CITY: After going 4-3 on the just-completed road trip, the Mets will open a six-game home stand tonight against the Marlins and Astros. It'll be a very intriguing matchup between two pitchers having good seasons...

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  8. New York Jets' Offensive Game Plan and Camp Spotlights

    One of the biggest questions in Jets camp so far this summer has been what their offensive game plan will be. Last season, the Jets ranked first in the NFL for rushing yards per game at 172...

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  9. Old faces you won't be seeing playing October baseball

    As we get closer toward September and baseball's pennant races, it's time to examine how teams are faring in Major League Baseball.Let's start off with a breakdown of teams who normally make the postseason, who won't be making it this season...

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  10. Johan Santana Pitches Another Gem, but Mets Stop Scoring

    PITTSBURGH-- It must be something about Johan Santana starting a game for the Mets. After scoring 12 runs in the first two games of the series against the Pirates, the Mets seemingly improving offense faded away...

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  11. Mets Sweep of Pirates Lies in Hands of Johan Santana

    PITTSBURGH: The last time the Mets swept a road series against a National League team of three or more games was September 2008. It's hard to believe, but that's a fact. Today, the Mets can end the drought by beating the Pirates...

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  12. David Wright Pads Mets' Lead in Rain-Shortened Win

    PITTSBURGH: The Mets have finally won a road series against a National League team in 2010. Of course, it's not as legitimate as a complete-game effort, but a win is a win. The Mets beat the Pirates tonight, 5-1, in a rain-shortened, six-inning affair...

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  13. How Will Mets Go About Final 40 Games Of The Season?

    The New York Mets have 40 games remaining in their 2010 season. Their elimination number from playoff contention stands at 33, as they trail the Phillies by 8.5 games in the NL Wild Card race...

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  14. New York Mets Beat Up Hapless Pittsburgh Pirates in Opener

    PITTSBURGH—Finally, the Mets found the right team to score plenty of runs against. It took a trip to Pittsburgh for the Mets to feel good about themselves offensively, as they jumped all over Jeff Karstens in 3...

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  15. New York Mets Hope for Better Luck Against MLB-Worst Pittsburgh Pirates

    Both the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates will have something to play for as the teams begin a three-game series tonight in Pittsburgh. The Mets, of course, just want to win two of three in order to win an NL road series...

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  16. One Pitch Hurts Pat Misch, Mets in Loss To Astros

    HOUSTON: It's almost unbelievable to imagine how the Mets lost their game tonight to the Houston Astros. They just keep finding original ways to do so. Pat Misch was on the mound for the Mets making his second Major League start of the season...

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  17. R.A. Dickey Tries To Continue Magic Against Houston Astros

    The Mets will now have to win their next two games to do two things: win consecutive road games, and win a road series against a National League opponent. It's going to be a tough challenge...

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  18. Houston-New York: Hunter Pence Hurts Johan Santana With Two Homers

    HOUSTON—Johan Santana threw a complete game for his second straight start, but this one only lasted eight innings...

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  19. New York Mets Ace Johan Santana vs. Former Disgruntled Met in Houston

    HOUSTON: The Mets will continue their four-game series in Houston tonight, seeking to win back-to-back road games. The last time they accomplished the feat was June 17-18 against the Indians and Yankees...

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  20. The Francisco Rodriguez Saga and How Things Changed so Quickly

    Oh, how things can change so quickly. The Mets signed Francisco Rodriguez to be their new closer, replacing Billy Wagner, at the start of the 2009 season to a 3-year, $37 million contract...

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  21. New York Mets Find Late Offense To Beat Astros in Series Opener

    HOUSTON-- For the first eight innings of the Mets opener in Houston, it was more of the same--no offense and great starting pitching. For a third straight start, Jon Niese allowed one run in seven innings and received a no-decision for his effort...

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  22. Francisco Rodriguez to Have Season-Ending Thumb Surgery

    HOUSTON, TX-- New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez will undergo season-ending right thumb surgery. The 28-year-old tore a ligament in the thumb during his assault on his father-in-law at Citi Field last Wednesday night...

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  23. New York Mets Begin Four-Game Series in Houston Trying To Support Niese

    Jon Niese hasn't gotten much run support lately, and the Mets will try to turn that around tonight. Each of Niese's last two starts have been identical: pitch great ball, and get a no-decision for the effort...

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  24. Jose Reyes Hits Home Run in Mets' Rubber Game Loss To Phillies

    NEW YORK-- Going for the rubber-match win against the Phillies, the Mets offense slumped yet again. The game began under wet conditions because of the Mets late flight to Houston...

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  25. Mike Pelfrey Tries To Keep Getting Better In Mets Rubber Match With Phillies

    NEW YORK-- After exchanging shutouts with the Phillies over the first two games, the Mets will go for the series win tonight with Mike Pelfrey on the mound. In his last start, Pelfrey pitched a gem, and earned his first win since June 25...

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