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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

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

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: DeGrom’s Dominance, Disappointing Series And More

After suffering their first losing homestand since late May, the Mets go back on the road this week to take on the Nationals and Phillies.

08/05/2014

Chris Young #1 of the New York Mets and teammate Juan Lagares #12 are unable to catch a triple off the bat of Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on August 4, 2014. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sloppy Mets Let One Get Away, Drop 3 Of 4 To Giants

Pablo Sandoval drove in three runs with three hits, including an RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the San Francisco Giants over the New York Mets 4-3 Monday.

08/05/2014

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Coleman: Alderson Explains Mets’ Inaction At Trade Deadline

Mets fans were forewarned: don’t expect much, if anything, on July 31. And that’s exactly what was — or wasn’t — there, but probably for the right reasons, and likely with the right intentions.

08/01/2014

Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon pitches in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 23, 2014. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Refusal To Part With Young Pitchers Played Role In Mets’ Quiet Deadline Day

In the end, the Mets would have had to pay too much to get needed upgrades. So went the rationale of general manager Sandy Alderson after the non-waiver trade deadline came and went without the Mets doing anything to improve their roster.

07/31/2014

The Mets’ Zack Wheeler pitches in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on July 30, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Murphy, Duda Lead The Hit Parade As Mets Destroy Phillies

Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to back up Zack Wheeler’s sixth straight strong start, and the New York Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

07/30/2014

Bartolo Colon (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Kallas: Attention, Mets — Do NOT Trade Daniel Murphy Or Bartolo Colon

Trading Bartolo Colon and Daniel Murphy would be a mistake. One is an effective innings eater and the other is a professional hitter. Keep them both.

07/30/2014

Lucas Duda of the New York Mets runs the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 25, 2014. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Win Of The Year: Mets Stun Brewers On Duda’s Blast In The 9th

Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to lead the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

07/25/2014

Alexi Amarista of the San Diego Padres is caught in a rundown by Ruben Tejada of the New York Mets at Petco Park. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Here We Go Again? Mets Stumble Out Of Gate Following All-Star Break

The Mets have seen their past few seasons spiral out of control after the All-Star break. They hope it won’t be the same old story this year.

07/21/2014

Daniel Murphy (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Alderson: Next 10 Games Will Decide If Mets Are Buyers At Deadline

Whatever that run leading into the All-Star break was, it has to continue if the Mets are to try to add a significant piece or two this season. So was the missive handed down by general manager Sandy Alderson on Friday.

07/18/2014

National League All-Star Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets bats against the American League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Trade Daniel Murphy? Tough Call For Mets GM Alderson

The players like Murphy. The fans like Murphy. We’ll see in the next couple of weeks how much the rest of the league likes him.

07/16/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images), Daniel Murphy (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Jeter, Tanaka, Betances Tabbed For All-Star Game; Murphy Reps Mets

Mariano Rivera was the center of attention in 2013. Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight this year for the game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

07/07/2014

Daniel Murphy (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: Murphy’s All-Star Nod, Remembering Cashen And More

Murphy is the third second baseman in club history to be selected for the MLB All-Star Game.

07/07/2014

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Alderson: Mets Undecided If They Will Be Buyers Or Sellers At The Deadline

The Mets entered their series finale in Atlanta on Wednesday 37-47 and general manager Sandy Alderson said a course of action would be charted out over the next 10 days to two weeks.

07/02/2014

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