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The Mets’ Lucas Duda blasts a three-run home run in the third inning against the Athletics at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Aug. 20, 2014. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mets Slugger Lucas Duda: ‘We’re Not Out Of It Yet’

“We’re not out of it yet,” the usually reserved, quiet slugger said on Wednesday. “Everybody in the room feels like we have a chance, so we’re going to go with that.”

08/21/2014

Zack Wheeler of the New York Mets pitches against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on August 20, 2014. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mets Hammer Samardzija, Then Hold On To Beat Athletics

Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak.

08/20/2014

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits a single during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Marlins Park on August 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Palladino: August Numbers Emphasize Mets’ Need For Castro Or Stanton

This lineup has got to go, at all costs. Guys like Castro and Stanton have got to be looking like attractive targets right now, regardless of money or the talent outlay to get them.

08/20/2014

Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off of Gonzalez Germen #71 of the New York Mets during the eighth inning of an interleague game at O.co Coliseum on August 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Offensive Woes Continue As Mets Drop Series Opener To A’s

Crisp hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the fourth inning to help Scott Kazmir earn his career-best 14th win, and the A’s beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

08/20/2014

Carlos Torres #52 of the New York Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs during their game on August 18, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: The Mets Can’t Hit, No Days Rest And More

The New York Mets ended their homestand with a whimper, dropping the final two games of their four-game set with the Chicago Cubs.

08/19/2014

Eric Campbell #29 of the New York Mets argues with home-plate umpire Will Little after he was called out on strikes to end the game as John Baker #12 of the Chicago Cubs looks on at Citi Field on August 17, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Just Plain Bad: Mets Match Franchise Record In Offensive Futility

The five-game run matches the club’s longest streak. New York also went five games with no more than four hits in 2004 and 1963.

08/19/2014

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud, right, scoops up a late throw as the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo scores during the fifth inning on Aug. 18, 2014, at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Torres Shines, But Mets’ Offense Just Brutal In Loss To Cubs

Kyle Hendricks and two relievers held New York to four or fewer hits for the fifth straight game, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez hit long homers, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 4-1 victory over the Mets on Monday.

08/18/2014

Carlos Torres (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Colon Scratched From Start Against Cubs; Torres Gets The Ball

New York Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon has been scratched from his start because he is going to the Dominican Republic to be with his ailing mother.

08/18/2014

Lucas Duda (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), Juan Lagares (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) and Travis d'Arnaud (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kallet: Unlikely Trio Is Making Mets’ Future Look Even Brighter

Fast forward to mid-August, and Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares have made tremendous progress — and taken their games to new levels.

08/18/2014

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15:  Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs on August 15, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Campbell Goes Yard, Wheeler Ks 10, Mets Edge Cubs 3-2

Zack Wheeler struck out 10 in a gritty performance, Eric Campbell hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets beat the free-swinging Chicago Cubs 3-2 Friday night.

08/15/2014

Matt Harvey (Credit: Twitter/@MattHarvey33)

6 Times Matt Harvey Has Gone Rogue

A lot can change in a year. Just ask Matt Harvey. In August 2013, he was the toast of the town. Then he got injured — and things got weird.

08/15/2014

Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Still Want These Guys? Rockies’ Tulowitzki, CarGo Both Done For Season

The Mets might want to think twice about wanting Colorado sluggers Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki.

08/15/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images), Matt Harvey (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

‘Back Off’: Mets’ Collins Tells Harvey To Forget About ’14

Matt Harvey is a tremendous talent. He can also cause one heck of a headache. Mets manager Terry Collins set the right-hander straight on Thursday.

08/15/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Palladino: Do The Right Thing And Get Terry Collins Some Big Bats

Mets brass has gone halfway with Collins, and that beats the heck out of the alternative. But they’ll do him an even greater service by actually spending some money this offseason.

08/15/2014

Mets cap and glove (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Minor Leaguer Derrick Bernard Suspended 62 Games For Positive Drug Test

Major League Baseball said Wednesday that the right-hander tested positive for a metabolite of Nandrolone in violation of the Minor League drug prevention and treatment program.

08/14/2014

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