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7,560: Mets overcome Redding’s horrid start, blown K-Rod save for 9-8 win

Big comeback The Mets overcame a horrid start by Tim Redding and a blown save by Francisco Rodriguez to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-8 Thursday afternoon during a rain-soaked makeup game at PNC Park. Redding put in just 2 1/3 … Continue reading

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7,534: McCutchen kills no-hitter in first Major League at-bat

Another leadoff hit? Twenty-two-year-old rookie Andrew McCutchen killed any possibility of a Mets no-hitter Thursday, singling in his first Major League at-bat to spark a four-run, first-inning rally that led the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 11-6 victory at PNC Park. … Continue reading

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7,533: Santana perfect through 3 1/3 but Mets lose 3-1

3 1/3 not enough Johan Santana took a no-hitter in the fourth inning Tuesday, providing a brief glimmer of hope that the Mets’ 47-year drought might be coming to an end. But it wasn’t to be, and Santana wound up … Continue reading

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7,532: Eighth-inning bullpen breakdowns are so 2008

So 2008 The Mets’ bullpen – J.J. Putz in particular – gave up five eighth-inning runs Monday night, handing the Pittsburgh Pirates the first game of a three-game series 8-5. Mets starter Livan Hernandez left the game with a 5-3 … Continue reading

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7,512: Mets complete sweep of Pirates for 7 in a row

Lucky 7 The Mets scored eight runs to complete a sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field Sunday for an 8-4 win that extends their streak to seven games. Mets starter Livan Hernandez surrendered a leadoff single to Nyjer … Continue reading

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7,511: Mets’ 10-1 win makes it six in a row

A perfect 10 Strong pitching and a big inning proved to be a successful formula again as the New York Mets topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1 during a Saturday afternoon game at Citi Field for the club’s sixth straight victory. … Continue reading

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7,510: Delgado’s blast, strong Niese start, make it 5 straight

Nice rally The Mets rallied for five runs in the eighth inning Friday night as New York extended its win streak to five games with a 7-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Starter Jonathon Niese, called up from AAA Buffalo … Continue reading

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7,445: Mets’ streak ends with 5-2 loss to Pirates

John Maine reached his pitch limit after five innings Monday afternoon, leaving his 2-0 lead in the hands of a bullpen that couldn’t close the door. The result was a 5-2 loss that moves the idle Phillies up to 1 … Continue reading

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7,444: Santana’s three-hitter gives Mets sixth straight win

Johan Santana pitched a three-hit complete game shutout Sunday to lead the Mets to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates – the team’s sixth straight win. The Pirates’ first hit off Santana came in the fourth inning when shortstop … Continue reading

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7,443: Strong Pedro outing, early scoring lead Mets to fifth straight win

The Mets again scored early and Pedro Martinez gave his teammates seven strong innings as the Mets won their fifth straight game, topping the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4. Jose Reyes had a homer and an RBI triple and Ramon Castro hit … Continue reading

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