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General manager Sandy Alderson of the New York Mets (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: Baseball Gods Owe The Depressed Mets A Break

We all know how this ends. We’re talking about the Mets, a franchise so rife with self-inflicted wounds that even the kindest of baseball gods won’t deign to cut it an occasional break.

08/28/2013

Daisuke Matsuzaka of the New York Mets delivers a pitch against the Detroit Tigers on August 23, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Schwei: Mets Mauled By The Tigers, Continue Homestand Against Phillies

The Mets complete the homestand with a four-game series against the Phillies before heading to Washington this weekend. The Mets have gone 5 and 7 against both of these division rivals so far in 2013.

08/26/2013

Zack Wheeler #45 (L) and Matt Harvey #33 (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Palladino: If Front Office Doesn’t Mess It Up, Mets Will Win WS Before Yanks

It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.

08/23/2013

Daniel Murphy (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Mets’ Bats Lifeless As Amazin’s Drop Second Straight To Red-Hot Dodgers

Matt Harvey (9-4) gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings, struck out three and walked two. The right-hander was coming off his first career shutout, pitching a four-hitter in a 5-0 win over Colorado on Aug. 7.

08/14/2013

Wilmer Flores (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mets Top D-Backs, Flores Hits First Career Major League Home Run

Wilmer Flores capped the Mets’ Sunday night victory in Arizona with a ninth inning home run.

08/12/2013

Marlon Byrd (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Coleman: Hustle And Leadership — That’s Why Byrd Still Flies With Mets

In the middle of the clubhouse stands Byrd, bat in hand, explaining the mechanics of a swing, with Josh Satin and Justin Turner listening intently. You want to know why Marlon Byrd is still a Met after 4 p.m. on July 31? That’s why.

08/02/2013

Matt Harvey (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Mets Leave Small Army On Bases; Harvey Falls To 8-3 In Shutout Loss

Tom Koehler pitched six effective innings and the Miami Marlins stalled Matt Harvey once again, beating the New York Mets, 3-0, on Thursday.

08/01/2013

The Mets’ Zack Wheeler pitches during a game against the Marlins at Marlins Park on July 30, 2013 in Miami. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Buck Stops Marlins In The 10th; Lagares, Wheeler Shine In Mets’ Win

Marlins reliever Chad Qualls took a tumble after escaping late trouble, but Miami stumbled in the 10th inning when John Buck hit a tiebreaking two-run single that lifted the New York Mets to a 4-2 win Tuesday night.

07/31/2013

Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets is unable to catch a single hit by Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Schwei: Bad Weekend in D.C., Murphy’s Big Day And More Mets Notes

The Mets have lost three games in a row for the first time since the middle of June as they head to Miami to take on the Marlins.

07/29/2013

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

Matt Harvey (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei: Harvey’s Historic Second-Half Start And More Mets Notes

Harvey did something that the two previous Mets All-Star Game starting pitchers, Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden, were not able to do; win their first outing after starting a mid-summer classic.

07/22/2013

Mets right-hander Jeremy Hefner delivers a pitch against the Phillies on June 21, 2013 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Lagares, Hefner Deliver In Big Spots As Mets Edge Phillies

Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead double, Jeremy Hefner pitched six effective innings and the New York Mets came back from a three-run deficit to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Friday night.

06/21/2013

Catcher John Buck of the New York Mets tags Adeiny Hechavarri at Citi Field on June 8, 2013. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Mets Fall To Marlins After 20 Innings Of Marathon Baseball

The Mets lost a heartbreaking 20 inning game on Saturday as the Marlins topped the Amazins on Saturday.

06/08/2013

(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets’ Ankiel Has Risen From Scrap Heap Before

Unless he’s completely lost it, he could provide a potential boost to an outfield that simply has provided zippo.

05/15/2013

Robin Ventura (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) and Matt Harvey (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

White Sox Manager Robin Ventura: Matt Harvey Is ‘Verlander-Like’

“Harvey was as advertised tonight,” Ventura said after the game. “He was as dominant as anyone they’ve seen. He’s (Justin) Verlander-like — he has velocity, movement and his presence is as good as advertised.”

05/08/2013

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