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The Mets fell to the Nationals 5-3 on Tuesday evening, as R.A. Dickey failed to win his 19th game of the season. As has been typical of the second half of 2012 Mets, the offense provided very little help in trying to secure a victory against Jordan Zimmermann. They did, however, squeeze out a pair of runs to give the Mets a 2-1 lead. Unfortunately, Dickey served up a pinch-hit home run to Tyler Moore in the 7th inning and that was enough to sink them. Bryce Harper, previously 0-10 against Dickey, went 4-4 this evening. Scott Hairston added a 9th inning home run because Scott Hairston is a kind, giving and awesome home run-hitting guy.
News came out yesterday that Oklahoma City & the Astros, Nashville & the Brewers, and Memphis & the Cardinals re-upped on their player development contracts. Assuming the Padres re-sign in Tucson, this makes it more and more likely that the Mets' AAA team will be located in Las Vegas the next two seasons. Meanwhile, Toby Hyde took another look at Buffalo Bisons' attendance figures. Well, they are the Mets' AAA affiliate for like three more days.
The Mets teamed up with Tuesday's Children yesterday, the 11th anniversary of the September 11th tragedies.
Yesterday At AA
Should R.A. Dickey win the Cy Young Award? Take part in the poll and cast your vote (but make sure that it's a "yes" vote).
Eno gives us a little info on "Knuckleball: The Movie", which is scheduled for a September 18th release. LOVE RA DICKEY!
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Dave Cameron took a look at 2012 payroll figures compared to wins. Unsurprisingly, there is not much correlation between the two. Good players win games -- not high payrolls. The 2002, 2003, 2007-11 Mets could probably explain that one to you.
The Orioles lost Jason Hammel to a knee injury during his Tuesday evening start. Meanwhile, the O's designated veteran reliever Kevin Gregg for assignment. Would love to have that guy back in the division at some point (not on the Mets).
Apparently, former Met John Olerud may hate trees. Of course, I'm going to assume he still loves doubles and hits, so everything is cool.