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Center fielder Ben Revere #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies steals a base in the bottom of the first inning against Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets on May 29, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Mets Top Phillies 4-1, Win 3rd Straight

Chris Young hit a two-run homer and Zack Wheeler struck out nine in 6 1-3 innings to lead the New York Mets to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night in the opener of a rare five-game series.

05/30/2014

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

Yankees left-hander Vidal Nuno (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images); Mets right-hander  Zack Wheeler (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Mets With Momentum, Yankees A Total Mess Heading Into Game 2

The New York Mets surprisingly slugged their way to their longest winning streak over the New York Yankees.

05/13/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11:  Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets connects for a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on May 11, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Mets Snap 5 Game Skid, Beat Phils 5-4 In 11

The New York Mets suddenly rallied for three runs in the ninth inning against Philadelphia’s improvised bullpen, then ended a five-game skid by beating the Phillies 5-4 Sunday on Ruben Tejada’s single in the 11th.

05/12/2014

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins slides past the tag from Anthony Recker to score the winning run on a sac fly on May 7, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Mets’ Bats Fail Wheeler As Marlins Complete Walk-Off Sweep

Marcell Ozuna hit a sacrifice fly with one out in the ninth inning, and the Marlins completed a three-game sweep of the Mets by winning 1-0 Wednesday.

05/08/2014

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig pauses for a photo op with Dinger, the mascot of the Colorado Rockies, prior to their game at Coors Field on May 2, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Mets 10-3. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Eddie C: Bud Selig Kind To Mets; Coors Field, Not So Much

The commish has no doubt about the stability of the Mets’ franchise, even if others do. And the team has been playing well. Well, at least they were — until they got to Colorado.

05/03/2014

Jenrry Mejia (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palladino: How About Those Hurlers? Mets’ Starters Have Gotten Job Done

This can all blow up in Terry Collins’ face over the next few days, weeks or months. But for now, he can’t argue with what his starters have done lately.

04/23/2014

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

Travis d'Arnaud #15 of the New York Mets can't hold onto the ball as Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals slides safely home in the seventh inning during their game on April 3, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Outclassed And Embarrassed — Again: Mets Get Swept By Nationals

Tanner Roark recovered from a shaky first inning as an emergency starter in place of ailing Jordan Zimmermann, and the Washington Nationals rallied past the New York Mets 8-2 Thursday for an opening three-game sweep.

04/03/2014

Zack Wheeler (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

D’Arnaud Homers Off Strasburg, But Mets Fall Short To Nats

Mets starter Zack Wheeler lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on five hits, including Harper’s homer. Wheeler threw 73 pitches, 40 in the third inning alone before he was removed.

03/25/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on September 11, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Zack Wheeler Could Become Mets’ Ace For 2014 Season

The Mets may have this season’s ace in Zack Wheeler if he can overcome control issues.

03/08/2014

Curtis Granderson (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Grandy Homers Twice, Wheeler Throws 3 Scoreless In Mets’ Win

Curtis Granderson hit two home runs and Zack Wheeler pitched three scoreless innings as the New York Mets beat the Houston Astros 6-2 Tuesday.

03/04/2014

Noah Syndergaard (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets Holding Back Syndergaard Makes Cents, But Little Sense

Dollars and cents always seem to take priority over wins and losses, and there is where a lot of the Mets’ problems lie. If Noah Syndergaard proves that good, it might be worth sacrificing the extra cash to get him started in the big leagues.

02/19/2014

Noah Syndergaard (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Begin Spring Training With Some Optimism, But Also Many Issues

It’s going to be an intriguing season for the Mets, one filled expected maturation of young players and production from some key veteran signings, but where the Amazins end up in the NL East is anyone’s guess.

02/15/2014

Zack Wheeler (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

With Harvey A Long Way Off, Wheeler Vows To Be The Mets’ Ace In 2014

Wheeler showed signs last season of becoming a co-ace with Harvey, which is exactly what the Mets envisioned when they acquired the hard-throwing right-hander from the San Francisco Giants for Carlos Beltran back in July 2011.

02/05/2014

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