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Your Tuesday morning dose of MLB and New York Mets news, notes, and links.
The Mets won again! After another close - perhaps even hairy - contest, the Mets emerged eventual winners
behind Jenrry Mejia's arm. It was all good news for Kyle Farnsworth as he shut the door, ending the contest with a score of 2-0.
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Adam Rubin and Dan Martin take looks at Curtis Granderson, and what's driving his slump.
Brian Lewis discusses how great the Mets bullpen has been, while John Harper says they could continue to bolster it by bringing Rafael Montero or Jacob deGrom up.
Mike Puma writes that the Mets
didn't move forward because of the Ike Davis trade, and they still need to make a serious move.
Dan Martin writes that Sandy Alderson is
still keeping tabs on Joel Hanrahan.
Kristie Ackert writes that
Bobby Abreu is a big hit in the Mets clubhouse.
Daily Stache says that the Mets need to give Daniel Murphy a contract extension very soon.
Around the NL East
Raul Ibanez broke the game open last night for the Angels, as the defeated the Nationals 4-2. The Angels had been no-hit into the 7th, but prevailed after some late-game magic.
Evan Gattis crushed a walk-off home run, as the Braves defeated the Marlins by a score of 4-2.
Cliff Lee pitched a gem for the Phillies, as he retired 20 batters straight at one point en route to a 7-0 win over the Dodgers.
Around the Majors
Tyler Kepner writes that Yadier Molina is a master of understanding batters and situations.
The Score took a look at the "
fastest men in baseball," and the results are pretty unsurprising.
Mike Podhorzer talks about
estimating potential strikeout rates, and Jenrry Mejia gets a shout-out.
Twins pulled a pretty good prank on Wichita State alum Mike Pelfrey.
Jeff Sullivan talks about
an unlikely player in the same breath as Mike Trout.
Sullivan also talks about one of
AA's favorite topics; when should bunting be allowed?
Don't look now, but Ike Davis
came up big again, as the Pirates took care of the Reds.
Yesterday at AA
Greg Karam recaps what happened
down on the farm yesterday.
Jeffrey Paternostro reviewed minor leaguers
Hansel Robles and Matt Reynolds.
previewed the Mets' series with the Cardinals.
Joe Sokolowski brought you all of the
zany Mets quotes from the past week.
Steve Schreiber chatted up Viva El Birdos for
their take on this week's series.
Chris McShane took the readings from his
position player meter and his meter for pitchers.
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