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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 06:  Anthony Recker #20 of the New York Mets celebrates his first inning three-run home run against the Texas Rangers with teammate Kirk Nieuwenhuis #9 at Citi Field on July 6, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Wheeler Breezes Into 7th, Recker Goes Yard In Mets’ Win Over Texas

Zack Wheeler breezed into the seventh inning, Anthony Recker hit a three-run homer in a five-run first and the New York Mets beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 Sunday for a series win.

07/07/2014

Jose Valverde #47 hands the ball to manager Terry Collins #10. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notes: Struggling Offense, Another Pitcher Gone And More

The Mets’ continuing struggles at the plate have spurred conversation about bringing in the fences at Citi Field for a second time in the short history of the Mets’ new ballpark.

05/27/2014

Bartolo Colon rubs up a new baseball as Albert Pujols rounds the bases after hitting the second of three straight Angels home runs in the first inning on April 13, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notes: What Do Bartolo Colon And Pete Harnisch Have In Common?

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other time that a Mets pitcher gave up three consecutive first-inning home runs was on July 23, 1996 at Coors Field.

04/14/2014

David Wright (credit: Getty Images)

Anthony Recker’s HR Rescues Mets In 13th Inning

After blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning on one ill-fated pitch to Raul Ibanez, Jose Valverde needed a lift, and so did his New York Mets teammates.

04/13/2014

Anthony Recker #20 of the New York Mets is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Atlanta Braves during a spring training game at Tradition Field on March 20, 2014 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Mets defeated the Braves 7-6. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Recker’s Walk-Off Shot Beats Braves; Tejada Has 3 Hits

Ruben Tejada was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Anthony Recker hit a walk-off three-run homer in the ninth off Eric Pfisterer.

03/20/2014

Noah Syndergaard (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Noah Syndergaard Wows Mets Brass With Heat, ‘Hook From Hell’

The 21-year-old threw 40 pitches, showing team owners, coaches and executives what they can expect from his fastball, curve and changeup once he gets the call to the big leagues.

02/18/2014

Taylor Teagarden (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Taylor Teagarden Agrees To Minor League Deal With Mets

He hit .167 with two homers and five RBIs in 60 at-bats last season for Baltimore, which designated him for assignment Sept. 1.

01/07/2014

84th MLB All-Star Game

Newtown Students Take To Citi Field With Mets Players

Newtown, Conn., was the scene of a horrific school shooting last year, but on Sunday, a group of middle school students from the town experienced something dreams are made of.

09/16/2013

Scott Rice (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Schwei: Scott Rice’s Amazing Durability And More Mets Notes

Scott Rice begins the week having appeared in 72 games, the most in the major leagues. Rice is the 7th left-handed pitcher in Mets’ history to appear in 70 or more games in a season.

09/02/2013

Eric Young #22 of the New York Mets is congratulated by Andrew Brown #47 after scoring on a double by Daniel Murphy #28 in the third inning. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Mets Finally Break Out, Crush Phillies Behind Torres’ Stellar Effort

Carlos Torres did his best Matt Harvey imitation, carrying a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning for the New York Mets in an 11-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.

08/29/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Ace Matt Harvey: ‘I Will Be Back Next Year For April 1′

“Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for April 1,” Harvey posted on Twitter.

08/28/2013

Marlon Byrd (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Trade Marlon Byrd And John Buck To Pirates For Minor Leaguer

The Mets traded right fielder Marlon Byrd, catcher John Buck and cash to the Pirates for minor league middle infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.

08/27/2013

Travis d'Arnaud (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

John Buck Returns, But Travis D’Arnaud Will Become Mets’ Starting Catcher

Catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who was the Mets’ No. 1 position-player prospect before making his major-league debut this past Saturday, will stay in the majors and become the club’s starting backstop.

08/20/2013

Dillon Gee (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Pitching, Pitching, Pitching: Gee Keeps Rox Down As Mets Earn Sweep

Dillon Gee followed Matt Harvey’s first career shutout with an impressive outing of his own, helping the Mets beat Colorado, 2-1, Thursday and sending the Rockies home after matching the worst road trip in team history.

08/08/2013

Terry Collins (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kallet: Terry Collins Deserves Chance With Roster That Can Realistically Contend

Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.

07/28/2013

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