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Game Recap: Mets 9 – Marlins 1

Result: The Mets put a pounding on the Marlins, sweeping the series with a 9-1 victory heading into the All-Star Break.


Need to Know: Jacob deGrom tossed seven innings of one run baseball, allowing five hits and walking two. He struck out eight Marlins. The only run came after Eric Campbell lost a ball in the sun in short right field, which dropped in for a double. Later, an infield single would drive in a run.

Every Mets starter picked up a hit, save for Ruben Tejada. David Wright and Chris Young both drove in two runs. Wright had two hits and scored twice. Curtis Granderson had three hits, a walk, drove in one and scored twice. DeGrom even helped his own cause with an RBI single.

Jeurys Familia and Buddy Carlyle pitches scoreless innings in relief.


Game Ball: deGrom and the offense as a whole deserve the game balls today.


Links: Recap | Box Score


What’s Next: The Mets and the rest of MLB head to the All-Star Break. New York next plays on Friday in San Diego at 10 p.m.


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Game Recap: Braves 3, Mets 1

Result: The Mets’ bats went mostly silent on Thursday, as they lost to the Braves by the score of 3-1 at Citi Field.



Need to Know: Bartolo Colon‘s first inning struggles continued, as he gave up an RBI double to Freddie Freeman and a bloop RBI single to Jason Heyward as the Braves took an early 2-0 lead. In the third, the Braves extended their lead to 3-0 on a double play ground out, but the Mets got that run back in the bottom half of the inning when a David Wright RBI single drew them within 3-1. Colon shut the Braves down after his early trouble and pitched into the eighth, but the Mets couldn’t muster much against Braves starter Aaron Harang during his seven innings of work. The Mets threatened in the bottom of the eighth, but Craig Kimbrel was called on and recorded the final out with runners on first and second. Kimbrel then secured the victory for Atlanta in the ninth.

Game Ball: Harang of Atlanta, who kept the Mets off balance during seven innings of one-run ball.


Links: Recap | Boxscore


What’s Next: The Mets open a three-game series against the Marlins on Friday night at Citi Field. Zack Wheeler gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Henderson Alvarez for Miami. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


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Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 1

Result: The Mets played another crisp game Wednesday, topping the Braves by the score of 4-1 at Citi Field.

The win gave the Mets their first four-game winning streak since last season.



Need to Know: The Mets took an early 1-0 lead when Daniel Murphy doubled and Lucas Duda delivered a two-out RBI single in the first. In the top of the sixth, Ervin Santana reached on an infield single and was driven in when B.J. Upton hit a two-out double off the wall in center field as the Braves tied things up, 1-1. David Wright led off the seventh with a hustle double, and came in to score on a Kirk Nieuwenhuis sacrifice fly as the Mets went back on top, 2-1. Later in the inning, Travis d’Arnaud hit a two-run homer to left field to give the Mets a 4-1 advantage. Dillon Gee was stellar in his first start back from the disabled list, allowing one run on six hits. He walked one and struck out four. Vic Black and Jenrry Mejia combined to record the last six outs to seal the victory.

Game Ball: Gee, who tossed seven innings of one-run ball in his first start back from a long stint on the disabled list.


Links: Recap | Boxscore


What’s Next: The Mets will go for the four-game sweep of the Braves on Thursday night at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Aaron Harang for Atlanta. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


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Game Recap: Mets 8, Braves 3

Result: The Mets played a terrific all-around game on Tuesday, and had a season-high 18 hits while topping the Braves by the score of 8-3 at Citi Field.

The win was the 4,000th in franchise history.



Game Recap: The Mets jumped on Braves starter Julio Teheran early, and Curtis Granderson got things going with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first. The Mets plated three runs with two outs in the second to take a 4-0 lead. After Daniel Murphy ripped a two-run double, David Wright stroked an RBI single to left field. The Mets notched another two-out run in the third when Eric Young, Jr. hit an RBI single to right field to increase their lead to 5-0. The Mets added single runs in the sixth and seventh to up their advantage to 7-0. Jacob deGrom was brilliant for the Mets, tossing seven innings of scoreless ball while striking out 11 and walking none.

Game Ball: deGrom, who turned in his best start as a Met, and one of the best pitching performances by any Met this season.


Links: Recap | Boxscore


What’s Next: The Mets play the third game of their four-game series against the Braves on Wednesday night at Citi Field. Dillon Gee, who is making his first start since landing on the disabled list on May 11, gets the start for the Mets. He’ll be opposed by Ervin Santana for Atlanta. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


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Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 3

Result: The Mets blew a late 2-0 lead, but won in extras, topping the Braves by the score of 4-3 in 11 innings on Monday night at Citi Field.



Need to Know: Travis d’Arnaud smoked a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the second to put the Mets on top, 1-0. The Mets extended their lead in the fourth, when David Wright hit a solo home run to left. Daisuke Matsuzaka worked through trouble often, but tossed seven shutout innings before turning it over to the bullpen. With two outs in the top of the eighth and a runner on third, Josh Edgin came in from the bullpen and uncorked a wild pitch that allowed the Braves to cut the lead to 2-1. After Jenrry Mejia was summoned to attempt a four-out save, he served up a game-tying double to Chris Johnson before allowing an RBI single to Christian Bethancourt that gave the Braves a 3-2 lead. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Curtis Granderson lifted a solo home run to right that tied the game, 3-3. The Mets benefited from a questionable overturned call at second base to put runners on first and second with none out in the bottom of the ninth, but failed to score as the game headed to extra innings. With runners on first and third and two outs in the 11th, Ruben Tejada lined a single to center to give the Mets a 4-3 victory.

Game Ball: Tejada, who delivered the game-winning hit with two outs in the bottom of the 11th.


Links: Recap | Boxscore


What’s Next: The Mets continue their four-game series against the Braves on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Julio Teheran for Atlanta. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


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Game Recap: Mets 6 – Rangers 5

Result: The Mets beat the Rangers, 6-5, on Friday to take the first game of the series.


MLB: Texas Rangers at New York Mets


Need to Know: Jonathon Niese served up a home run to the first batter he faced but was removed a couple of hitters later after taking a line drive to the back. Carlos Torres came on in relief to allow two runs over 4 2/3 innings. Torres exited with the lead before Jeurys Familia gave up a run in the seventh to even the score. Travis d’Arnaud hit a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth to put the Mets ahead, 6-4. Texas would score once more in the ninth but it wasn’t enough, as the Mets held on. Lucas Duda homered in the first inning, giving him 13 home runs on the year.


Game Ball: d’Arnaud’s big hit in the eighth inning snapped the club’s four-game losing streak.


Links: RecapBox score


What’s Next: The Mets and Rangers meet again Saturday night at 7:15 p.m. Bartolo Colon (8-6, 3.88 ERA) starts for the Mets opposite Texas’ Colby Lewis (5-5, 5.71).


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Game Recap: Braves 3, Mets 1

Result: Jacob deGrom allowed three runs in the first inning and the Mets couldn’t recover, losing by the score of 3-1 on Wednesday night as they were swept out of Atlanta.



Need to Know: After nearly escaping a bases loaded, none-out jam in the bottom of the first, Jacob deGrom gave up a two-out, three-run double to Chris Johnson that scooted past third baseman Eric Campbell‘s glove and gave the Braves a 3-0 lead. The Mets drew to within 3-1 in the fourth, plating a run on a sacrifice fly. Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran kept the Mets off balance for seven innings, and the Braves bullpen – without Craig Kimbrel – did the rest, as the Mets were swept in Atlanta.

Game Ball: Teheran of the Braves, who tossed seven innings of one-run ball.


Links: Recap | Boxscore


What’s Next: The Mets are off on Thursday.

They kick off a 10-game homestand when they open a three-game series Friday night at Citi Field against the Rangers. Jon Niese gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Nick Tepesch for Texas. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


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Game Recap: Braves 5, Mets 4

Result: Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up five runs in five innings, and the Mets couldn’t muster enough offense as they fell to the Braves by the score of 5-4 on Tuesday night in Atlanta.



Need to Know: Christian Bethancourt gave the Braves a 1-0 lead with a two-out single in the second inning. After a long two-run home run by Curtis Granderson put the Mets on top 2-1 in the third, the Braves scored a run in the bottom half of the inning off Daisuke Matsuzaka to tie the game. Matsuzaka continued to struggle in the fourth, serving up run-scoring two-out hits to opposing pitcher Mike Minor and Andrelton Simmons as the Braves went ahead 5-2. A two-run home run by Daniel Murphy in the top of the fifth drew the Mets to within 5-4. Carlos Torres kept the Mets in the game with three no-hit innings, but the Mets never seriously threatened from the sixth inning on.

Game Ball: Split it between Granderson and Murphy, who each smacked two-run home runs for the Mets.


Links: Recap | Boxscore


What’s Next: The Mets wrap up their three-game series against the Braves on Wednesday night in Atlanta. Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Julio Teheran for the Braves. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.


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