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Jon Rauch continues to dominate in second half

It seems like every time I check the box score these days Jon Rauch has tossed another scoreless inning for the Mets.  It’s getting to the point where I expect to see it now and the numbers for the 6’11″ righty have not disappointed.  Since June 10th of this year Rauch has trimmed his ERA [...]

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Jon Rauch quietly having a good season for the Mets

With the New York Mets holding a comfortable 8-1 lead over the Cincinnati Reds entering the bottom of the ninth on Thursday night, Mets manager Terry Collins called upon Frank Francisco to secure a win, as the manager was trying to get his closer some work. “I’ve not been getting him enough games because we [...]

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Mets pick up a game on the Nats and Braves

The New York Mets turned their offense around on Wednesday afternoon in the series finale against the  Chicago Cubs and the bullpen followed suit Thursday evening vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.  After another strong start from Chris Young the Mets pen combined for 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.  Tim Byrdak and Jon Rauch set [...]

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The Mets starting pitchers continue to sizzle

Inconsistency has plagued the New York Mets bullpen but their starting pitchers have put together a 3.51 ERA on the season, which is currently good for third best in all of baseball. With R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana providing arguably the best 1-2 punch in the majors, it’s not surprising that a rotation rounded out [...]

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New York Mets Pitching Report

The Mets were not expected to be much of a factor in the NL East this season. Too many question marks. How were they going to replace Jose Reyes? How was Johan Santana going to perform after missing all of last year? Were they really going to rely on Frank Francisco to close games? But [...]

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Mets rally late once again to take down Phillies

Much like in the series opener, the New York Mets found themselves down early on against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday night.  This time it was 2-run homer by Hunter Pence in the first inning off Miguel Batista that put New York behind early, but even after falling down 4-0, the Mets would not be denied. [...]

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Bullpen blows it for Gee as Mets drop 4th straight

New York Mets starter Dillon Gee turned in put in six strong innings of work against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night but with 109 pitches under his belt, the 26-year-old righty turned the ball and a 4-2 Mets lead over to the bullpen in the 7th inning.  The good news is that Bobby Parnell managed [...]

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Johan sharp, bullpen not, but Mets earn hard fought series win over Rox

New York Mets ace Johan Santana cruised through six scoreless innings in this afternoon’s rubber match game against the Colorado Rockies, but despite allowing just two hits while striking out five, the lefty was unable to pick up his first win of the 2012 season. With the Mets up by four in the 8th inning, [...]

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Rauch continues to shine for Mets

During the New York Mets 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night, Jon Rauch retired two of the three batters he faced before handing the ball over to Bobby Parnell to complete the scoreless frame; picking up his third hold of the season: Prior to the game, manager Terry Collins appeared on the [...]

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