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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

Eric Young Jr. steals second base against the Atlanta Braves on April 10, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Eric Young Jr. Comes Up Big As Mets Top Braves

Eric Young Jr. got three hits, stole three bases and scored four times as the New York Mets overcame Justin Upton’s two home runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thursday night.

04/11/2014

Mets infielder/outfielder Eric Young Jr. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Eric Young Gets 3 Hits In Florida Finale; Mets Shuffle Off To Montreal

Jordan Zimmermann allowed four hits in five scoreless innings and also had a RBI infield single, helping the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 4-0 Thursday in the final Florida spring training game for both teams.

03/27/2014

Bobby Parnell (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Mets Agree To New Deals With Parnell, Murphy And Young

Mets closer Bobby Parnell agreed Friday to a $3.7 million, one-year contract while second baseman Daniel Murphy settled for $5.7 million and left fielder Eric Young Jr. for $1.85 million.

01/18/2014

The Mets’ Daisuke Matsuzaka pitches in the first inning against the Reds in Cincinnati on Sept. 25, 2013. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Matsuzaka Dazzles Into The 8th, Mets Defeat Playoff-Bound Reds 1-0

Daisuke Matsuzaka scattered four hits in 7 2-3 shutout innings to win his third consecutive start, outdueling Cincinnati’s Mat Latos in the New York Mets’ 1-0 victory over the Reds on Wednesday.

09/26/2013

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

The Mets’ Jenrry Mejia pitches in the first inning against the Rockies at Citi Field on Aug. 6, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Young Gets It Done In The Field, On The Bases In Mets’ Wins Over Rockies

Eric Young made a diving catch to take a go-ahead hit away from Todd Helton in the sixth inning, then raced home with the tiebreaking run in the eighth, and the Mets beat the Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday night.

08/07/2013

Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets Blow Lead, But Young Stuns Royals In The 11th With 2-Run Bomb

Eric Young Jr. homered with two outs in the 11th inning and the New York Mets overcame a blown lead to beat Kansas City 4-2 on Friday night, snapping the Royals’ winning streak at nine.

08/03/2013

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

Tim Hudson #f the Atlanta Braves lays on the ground after breaking his ankle on a play at first base in the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 24, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets’ Eric Young Shaken Up After Gruesome Hudson Injury

“I saw his foot as I’m going for the base right there in the middle, and as I came down, I knew I didn’t get any of the base. I knew I got all of his foot,” a somber Young said.

07/25/2013

David Wright (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Scary Injury To Hudson Mars Braves’ Win Over Mets

Tim Hudson took a shutout into the eighth inning before getting spiked at first base and carted off the field during the Atlanta Braves’ 8-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

07/24/2013

Zack Wheeler (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Zack Wheeler Torments Former Organization; Mets Earn Sweep Of Giants

Former Giants prospect Zack Wheeler pitched seven sharp innings, Marlon Byrd homered again and the New York Mets completed their first sweep in San Francisco since 1994 with a 7-2 win Wednesday.

07/11/2013

Jeremy Hefner (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets’ Hefner Stifles D-Backs, Sends NL West Leaders To 5th Straight Loss

Jeremy Hefner and the Mets handed Patrick Corbin his first loss, breaking away from the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1 on a drizzly Tuesday night.

07/03/2013

The Mets’ Eric Young Jr. gestures after scoring on David Wright’s RBI single in the seventh inning against the Diamondbacks at Citi Field on July 1, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Put It In The Books: Mets Come Back From The Dead To Stun Snakes

Andrew Brown hit a two-run single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Mets put together a pair of late rallies to hand the NL West-leading Diamondbacks their fourth straight loss, 5-4 on Monday.

07/02/2013

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