Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets walks off the field as the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate their victory at CitiField on July 22, 2012. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets’ Mirage Vanishes

It is over now, this fleeting concept that the arrow might continue pointing upward for the Mets.


Ike Davis of the New York Mets reacts as he walks back to the dugout after striking out looking with the bases loaded against the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Batista Unravels, Mets Fall To Dodgers

Miguel Batista was chased after three innings as the Mets lost to the Dodgers 8-5 on Saturday.


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Braves’ Ross Lowers Boom On Mets

David Ross homered and drove in four runs, Chipper Jones also connected and the Atlanta Braves survived a crisis at shortstop to beat the New York Mets 7-5 on Friday night.


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Dickey Stymies Dodgers For 12th Victory As Mets Take Third Straight

Dickey allowed three hits over eight innings to become the Majors’ first 12-game winner and lead the New York Mets to a 9-0 victory over the Dodgers on Friday night.


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Schwei: R.A. Leads The Way This Week For Mets

Dickey has not allowed an earned run in any of his last four starts, while pitching at least seven innings and striking out eight or more batters in each game.


Jason Bay leaves the field with an injury. (credit:  Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Coutinho: The Nightmare Continues For Mets Left Fielder Jason Bay

The nightmare continues for Bay, who must be feeling like he is living his own personal “Groundhog Day.” He was once again hurt trying to make an aggressive defensive play, which is the only way he knows how to play the game.


Outfielder Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets follows a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays June 14, 2012 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Nieuwenhuis Homers Twice, Mets Complete Sweep Of Rays

Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a leadoff homer and later connected for a two-run shot as the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6 on Thursday.


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Daniel Murphy: Mets’ Defense Has ‘Got To Get Better, Starting With Me’

During a week when they had a chance to move into sole possession first place in the National League East, the Mets’ defense has let them down.


Scott Hairston of the New York Mets celebrates his sixth inning home run against the Philadelphia Phillies with teammates Omar Quintanilla and Mike Baxter at Citi Field. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Unexpected Mets Heroes Are Pleasant Surprises

Plenty of no-name Mets are contributing to the Amazins’ unexpected rise toward becoming NL East contenders.


Dillon Gee

Gee Does It All As Mets Bounce Back, Club Padres

Dillon Gee struck out a career-high nine, won consecutive starts for the first time in nearly a year, and doubled and scored the go-ahead run Friday night to lead the New York Mets over the San Diego Padres 6-1.


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Mike Baxter Assumes Leadoff Spot As Torres Gets Much-Needed Night Off

Center fielder Andres Torres will get the night off on Tuesday night in the Mets’ contest against the Pirates, and no, Kirk Nieuwenhuis won’t take his place at the top spot of the order. The leadoff hitter will be … wait for it … Mike Baxter!


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Despite Ongoing Struggles At Plate, Mets’ Ike Davis Unlikely To Be Sent Down

Despite Mets first baseman Ike Davis’ issues at the plate this season, it’s unlikely that he’ll be the one sent down when Jason Bay returns to action, according to sources.


Frank Francisco of the New York Mets pitching in the ninth inning. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Mets’ Bullpen Melts Down, Marlins Win On Walk-Off, 8-4

The Mets’ bullpen imploded in sensational fashion as the Marlins won 8-4 on a Giancarlo Stanton walk-off home run.


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Wright On Fire As Mets Defeat Marlins 9-3

David Wright collected four hits as the Mets defeated the Marlins on Saturday 9-3.


Center fielder Andres Torres #56 of the New York Mets is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 8, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mets won 7-4. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Coleman: The 2012 New York Mets Are Beasts Of The East

Who are these guys? The Beasts of the East, that’s who. Mets manager Terry Collins stated this spring – “We’re better than people think we are” – and his team has set out to prove him right.