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Too ‘Manny’ Chances Already for Acosta

Last night, New York Mets reliever Manny Acosta tossed two innings of relief, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four: Following a David Wright two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth — which cut the Mets deficit to 6-3– Acosta surrendered three runs on four hits in the [...]

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Mets non-tender Paulino and Baxter; Tender contracts to Pelfrey, Acosta

As expected, the New York Mets non-tendered catcher Ronny Paulino and outfielder Mike Baxter while tendering contracts to both Manny Acosta and Mike Pelfrey, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. This move should come as no surprise as it was reported a couple weeks back by Andy Martino of the Daily News that [...]

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Tejada Four RBI Leads Mets Over Braves

Ruben Tejada delivered two hits and four runs batted including the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth to lead the New York Mets to a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Tejada capped off a four-run top of the fourth inning when he ripped a base clearing double to snap a 1-1 tie and give [...]

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Z-Cap: Mets Take Series, Game From Marlins 1-0

This afternoon’s Mets/Marlins 1-0 contest (box score) can be best summarized in two words: Duda and pitching. Lucas Duda was responsible for driving in the game’s only run tonight on an RBI double.  Although I feel this goes without saying, Lucas Duda can hit.  And if this kid doesn’t break spring training next year as [...]

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The Summer of Manny…..Acosta that is

Francisco Rodriguez is gone, Jason Isringhausen is 38-years-old and Bobby Parnell has yet to run away with the opportunity recently handed to him.  All this leaves Mets fans wondering if the team does in fact have any viable in-house options to reliably close out games in 2012.  I think everyone is hoping that Parnell can [...]

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Mets Battle Back but can’t ‘Close’ it out

The New York Mets battled back from a five run deficit, but were unable to secure a one run lead as Bobby Parnell served up a two-run single to Ryan Zimmerman which gave the Washington Nationals a 8-7 walk-off victory.  Parnell had converted his four prior save opportunities before blowing the save on Saturday night. [...]

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Rollar Coaster Ride Comes to Screeching Holt

The New York Mets battled back to overcome a six run deficit and eventually took a 9-7 lead heading into the ninth against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday afternoon, but could not seal the deal as Jason Isrighausen was charged with four runs in the frame leading to an 11-9 defeat; the clubs second in a [...]

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Z-Cap: Mets Fall 5-2, But Have Winning Road Trip, Record

This afternoon the Mets had 10 hits, but only two of them were run producing, as they fall to the Tigers 5-2 (box score).  The good news here is that at the midway point of the season, the Mets are 1 game over .500 and just finished a very difficult road trip 4-2, which will [...]

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