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Mets Snap 12-Game Home Skid Against Nationals Thanks To Lagares Double

Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead double and the New York Mets made it stand up, ending a 12-game home skid against Washington.

09/12/2014

Bryce Harper runs the bases after his second-inning home run off Rafael Montero at Citi Field on August 12, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Montero Tagged In Return From Triple-A: ‘The Batters Here Are A Little Better’

Mets pitcher Rafael Montero has allowed four home runs in 80 minor league innings this season. In the majors, he has yielded eight shots in just 25 innings.

08/13/2014

Rafael Montero of the New York Mets sits in the dugout after leaving the game against the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning at Citi Field on August 12, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Michael Taylor, Nationals Steamroll Over Mets 7-1

Michael Taylor homered in his big league debut, setting off a silly sequence to retrieve the souvenir, and the Washington Nationals backed Doug Fister with four long shots Tuesday night in a 7-1 romp over the New York Mets.

08/13/2014

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.

08/12/2014

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.

08/08/2014

Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese reacts after giving up a home run to Danny Espinosa in the sixth inning at Nationals Park on August 6, 2014. The Nationals won, 7-1. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Mets’ Niese Struggling Since Return From DL

Jonathon Niese did quite well for himself while pitching with a sore shoulder. Now he’s got to learn how to excel with a healthy arm.

08/07/2014

Starting pitcher Jonathon Niese #49 of the New York Mets reacts after giving up a two run home run to Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Niese Gives Up 6 Runs, Mets Lose To Nationals 7-1

Doug Fister took a five-hit shutout into the eighth inning, Adam LaRoche homered twice and Danny Espinosa also connected as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-1 Wednesday night.

08/07/2014

Starting pitcher Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets stands on the mound with teammates after walking a batter in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on August 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Wheeler Wins Again As Mets Beat Nationals 6-1

Zack Wheeler allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings to win his fourth consecutive decision, and Daniel Murphy’s two-run single helped the New York Mets beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals 6-1 Tuesday.

08/06/2014

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Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before […]

07/31/2014

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Top 5 MLB Closer Celebrations

Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.

07/21/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/11/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18: Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets pitches in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Wheeler, Mets Fall To Nats 6-3

Wilson Ramos drove in four runs and Ian Desmond homered to help Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Sunday.

05/18/2014

David Wright #5 of the New York Mets fields the ball in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 16, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals’ Relievers Throw 4 Scoreless Innings As They Defeat Mets 5-2

Tyler Moore had two hits and drove in a pair of runs, and Washington relievers threw four scoreless innings as the Nationals defeated the New York Mets 5-2 Friday night.

05/16/2014

Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. is tagged out against the Washington Nationals on April 3, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Terry Collins Says Winless Mets ‘Better Than What You’ve Seen’

The Mets’ opening series against Washington produced some frightful figures fans can fret over. But manager Terry Collins insists his team is better than their 0-3 start would indicate.

04/04/2014

Curtis Granderson reacts after striking out in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals on April 2, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Granderson Booed As Mets Set Mark For Most Ks In First 2 Games

The Mets are off to a record-setting start. Not the kind they had in mind, though. The 31 whiffs by New York batters were the most in the first two games since at least 1914.

04/03/2014

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