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Winning Streak Applesauce - Mets win four straight, shaky Holt, stalking Tony, Billy Beane

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It's been awhile since Met baseball has been remotely watchable. I must say that it's been fun. Not sure how long this will last, but I'll take it for now. In the meantime, let's stop kicking the dead horse, please. Daily News I'm looking at you.

Meet the Mets

Four in a row. Maybe Jeff Francoeur is the team's savior... He has changed his batting stance in order to carry the weight of the team on his back.

When should I start worrying about Brad Holt? He had another poor outing in double-A last night, giving up 10 hits and 5 runs, driving his ERA up to 5.49. has a look back at some great advertisements featuring Met players.

The Daily News stalks Tony Bernazard.

Meanwhile, NY Sports Dog continues its argument against Adam Rubin.

MLB shops are selling player designed Met merchandise. 'Ropolitans blog is quite disappointed in the results.

The Mets have signed former Reds pitcher Adam Pettyjohn.

Around the NL East

Cole Hamels outdueled Dan Haren as the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 4-3

The latest Halladay rumor has the Blue Jays demanding Phillies pitching prospect Kyle Drabek

Ross Gload hit a two-run walkoff homer to lead the Marlins over the Braves

Hanley says the Marlins are playing good defense. I wonder how much he gets paid as a blogger. 

Like the Mets, the Nationals have also gone on a four game winning streak, beating the Brewers 8-3. Check out Adam Dunn hitting a home run that bounces out of Miller Park.

Around MLB

Mark Buehrle set the record for perfection yesterday, going 5 perfect innings, making it 45 outs in a row without a blemish.

Chien Ming Wang will have season-ending surgery today. The Yankees did not fare so well on the field either, as Scott Kazmir put in a good outing and beat CC Sabathia.

LaTroy Hawkins has shingles.

ESPN takes a look at Billy Beane in the post-Moneyball era