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Catcher Anthony Recker #20 of the New York Mets celebrates with left fielder Matt den Dekker #6 after Recker hits a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on August 11, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Dominance In Philly, Scorching Murph And More

The New York Mets return home this week to face the Nationals and Cubs, but they may have wanted to stay in Philadelphia.

08/12/2014

Rafael Montero (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Montero Gets Ball As Mets Begin Series Against First-Place Nats

The Nationals won’t have to face Mets impressive rookie Jacob deGrom on Tuesday night, but they haven’t required any such breaks to win in New York recently.

08/12/2014

The Mets’ Jonathon Niese throws a pitch in the bottom of the first inning against the Phillies on Aug. 11, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Recker Delivers Big Blow As Mets Take 3 Of 4 From Phillies

Slumping Anthony Recker hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer, Jonathon Niese pitched seven sharp innings and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Monday.

08/12/2014

Terry Collins (credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Terry Collins Gets The Fun Started

Mets manager Terry Collins was at it again yesterday when asked about the health of his banged-up closer Jenrry Mejia, which meant Craigie was at it again Tuesday morning.

WFAN–08/12/2014

Jacob deGrom pitches in the third inning at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Mets’ DeGrom To Go On 15-Day DL; Montero To Fill In On Tuesday Vs. Nats

Rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom, who is 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 16 starts, will not make his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Nationals.

08/11/2014

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 10: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a game winning walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning during a game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 10, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 7-6. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Howard Gets Winning Hit In 9th; Phillies Top Mets

The Mets appeared positioned for their 12th victory in the last 13 games against the Phillies in Philadelphia before the ninth.

08/11/2014

Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets singles and scores Curtis Granderson #3 during the 11th inning in a game at Citizens Bank Park on August 9, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Duda’s Hit In 11th Lifts Mets Over Phillies 2-1

Lucas Duda singled home the go-ahead run with one out in the 11th inning to lead the New York Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

08/09/2014

Chris Young (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Mets Designate OF Chris Young For Assignment

Signed to a one-year, $7.25 million deal in the offseason, Young has struggled with the Mets. He hit .205 with eight homers and 28 RBIs in 88 games.

08/09/2014

New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

Mets Hold On To Edge Phils, Colon Gets 200th Win

Bartolo Colon pitched eight innings for his 200th career victory, Travis d’Arnaud homered and the New York Mets held on for a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

08/08/2014

Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Mike Schmidt: Today’s Hitters Have Little Interest In My Generation’s Help

So, in general, are today’s hitters reluctant to be mentored? This is a sad scenario, because they are missing a lot of good information.

08/08/2014

David Wright (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Ed Coleman: Not-So-Amazin’ Lineup Is Killing The Mets

So you can see why it sometimes takes Terry Collins hours to figure out what his lineup will be that day. He constantly has to wipe the tears from his eyes.

08/08/2014

Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Denard Span after hitting a two-run walk-off home run against Carlos Torres in the 13th inning against the New York Mets. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Mets Reliever Torres Frustrated By Long-Ball Woes

In his last three appearances, including New York’s 5-3 loss to the NL East-leading Nationals on Thursday, Carlos Torres has a 22.50 ERA.

08/08/2014

Bryce Harper #34 congratulates Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals after Desmond hits a two-run home run in the second inning during a baseball game against the New York Mets on August 7, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Crushing Defeat: Mets Lose Heartbreaker On Harper Walk-Off In 13th

Bryce Harper’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning lifted Washington past the New York Mets 5-3 Thursday and gave the Nationals a season-high 4 1/2-game lead in the NL East.

08/08/2014

MLB commissioner Bud Selig  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: MLB Reaches Out To DEA To Get Names Of PED-Linked Players

According to ESPN, authorities are considering giving Major League Baseball the information that it wants. If and when the league gets the names, suspensions will likely be handed down quickly.

08/07/2014

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Top 25 Sports Movies Of The Past 25 Years

Sports on their own are dramatic. When Hollywood gets involved, things are taken to an entirely different level. And since we’re already emotionally invested, we love that.

08/07/2014

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5. Washington Nationals (69-53)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – August 19, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on August 19th.

2. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (68-49)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – August 12, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on August 12th.

1. Oakland Athletics (67-43)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – August 5, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on August 5th.

11. Pittsburgh Pirates (55-49)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – July 29, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on July 29th.

16. New York Yankees (50-47)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – July 22, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on July 22nd.

6. Los Angeles Dodgers (54-43)

Baseball Shots Of The Week – July 15, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your power rankings for the week ending on July 15th.

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