NL East

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 27: Carlos Torres #72 of the New York Mets scores the go ahead run in the 13th inning as Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies watches  at Citizens Bank Park on August 27, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The mets won 9-5. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Mets Explode In 13th To Cap Come-From-Behind Win Over Phillies

First baseman Daniel Murphy snapped a tie with a two-run double in a four-run 13th inning, lifting the New York Mets to a 9-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.

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Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets celebrate a win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 26, 2015. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Keidel: Told You So! Mets Emerging As Kings Of N.Y. Baseball

As we well know, four months ago I wrote a piece proclaiming the Mets were about to leapfrog the Yanks as New York’s No. 1 baseball club.


Matt Harvey (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: This Isn’t The Time To Rest Matt Harvey

The Mets made their moves and scripted their mission statement in July. They are going for it. So go for it. Don’t send mixed messages by bumping Harvey to another day.


Noah Syndergaard pitches in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 19, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Syndergaard Still Winless On Road; Mets’ Lead Shrinks To 3.5 Games

One streak ended, one streak remained intact. Neither of those developments was good for the Mets.


Bobby Parnell

Mets’ Collins ‘Concerned’ About Struggling Reliever Bobby Parnell

In two outings this series, Parnell, who’s coming off Tommy John surgery, gave up five hits and six runs — four earned — while only getting two outs. Both times he was booed off the mound.


MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 03:  Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets is congratulated by Travis d'Arnaud #7 and Kelly Johnson #55 after hitting a three run home run during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 3, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Cespedes, Mets Hammer Marlins 12-1, Take NL East Lead

Yoenis Cespedes hit three doubles and the New York Mets took over first place in the NL East, routing the Miami Marlins 12-1 Monday night.


Terry Collins (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mets’ Collins Takes Blame For Absolutely Brutal Defeat

Instead of pulling to within a game of the Nationals, the Mets fell three off the division pace Wednesday after dropping two of three in the series.


Mets manager Terry Collins (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets Need To Solve Road Woes Before It’s Too Late

It all adds up to the fact that, for this squad, winning away from Citi Field comes about as easy as quantum physics to an English Lit major.


Bartolo Colon is pulled in the fifth inning by Mets manager Terry Collins at Citi Field on May 20, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Collins Says 2nd-Place Mets Not About To Push Panic Button

Coupled with Washington’s victory over the Yankees, the Mets’ loss on Wednesday dropped them out of first place in the NL East for the first time since April 14.


Yankees starter Michael Pineda (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images); Mets pitcher Rafael Montero is pulled from Tuesday's loss to the Washington Nationals.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Views From Below Much Different For Yankees, Mets

The Yanks still have hope, and thus they’re rushing a pitcher back from the DL. The Mets, as usual, think about next year with a prize prospect. It’s like night and day.


Rafael Montero (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Montero Gets Ball As Mets Begin Series Against First-Place Nats

The Nationals won’t have to face Mets impressive rookie Jacob deGrom on Tuesday night, but they haven’t required any such breaks to win in New York recently.


Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Denard Span after hitting a two-run walk-off home run against Carlos Torres in the 13th inning against the New York Mets. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Mets Reliever Torres Frustrated By Long-Ball Woes

In his last three appearances, including New York’s 5-3 loss to the NL East-leading Nationals on Thursday, Carlos Torres has a 22.50 ERA.


Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Sandy Alderson Answers Some Pressing Questions

It wasn’t exactly State of the Mets, but G.M. Sandy Alderson – after a 1-6 road trip and watching his team lose 7 of 8 games – met the media prior to Friday night’s start of a 10-game homestand.


Zack Wheeler high-fives Taylor Teagarden after pitching a complete game to defeat the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on June 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Palladino: Believe It Or Not, Mets Still Have Shot In Weak NL East

Here are the Mets, playing more like Single-A than MLB, performing before empty seats at Citi Field, just five games off the lead. One good streak, and the season could look totally different.


Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets In Danger Of Becoming Irrelevant — Again

It’s nothing new in these parts. Mets have become the heel against which the loose shoe rubs. Only numbness exists along with a patch of ugly derma.