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  1. Rapid Reaction: Nats 6, Mets 2

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- The wild-card dreaming probably can stop now. Bartolo Colon had an early shower and the Washington Nationals continued their dominance at Citi Field with a 6-2 win against the Mets in Thursday's series opener. The Amazin's dropped 6.5 g...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. Meaningful Sept. games more likely?

    Adam Rubin

    Major League Baseball on Thursday announced its intention to add an extra wild-card team in each league, likely for next season. So that means one-third of the National League teams will make the postseason come 2013 (five of 15). That year, the H...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  3. Harris reacts to historic comeback

    Adam Rubin

    AP Photo/Jeff Roberson Ruben Tejada connects on a game-tying two-run double in the ninth. You're welcome, Atlanta Braves. With the St. Louis Cardinals poised to close to within a game of idle Atlanta in the wild-card standings, the Mets staged t...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  4. Mets morning briefing 9.21.11

    Adam Rubin

    The Cardinals roared back with a six-run seventh inning against Josh Stinson, Tim Byrdak and D.J. Carrasco to beat the Mets, 11-6, and remain 2.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the wild-card standings. Carlos Beltran's San Francisco Giants, by the...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  5. Tuesday lineup at Busch Stadium

    Adam Rubin

    Here's the Tuesday lineup as the Mets hope to dash St. Louis' hope of catching the Atlanta Braves for the National League wild card. Jason Bay is sick and plans to see a doctor, but is with the team. Angel Pagan returns to the lineup after missing S...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  6. Mets morning briefing 9.20.11

    Adam Rubin

    After spending a team off-day golfing in St. Louis, the Mets open their final road series of the season, a three-game set at Busch Stadium against the Cardinals beginning Tuesday. St. Louis has closed to within 2.5 games of the wild-card-leading Atlan...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  7. And they're out

    Adam Rubin

    Minus the pain of a September collapse, the Mets officially have been eliminated from postseason contention. The wild-card-leading Atlanta Braves drove the final nail in the Amazin's coffin with a matinee win against the Florida Marlins....

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  8. Rapid Reaction: Braves 5, Mets 1

    Adam Rubin

    WHAT IT MEANS: The Mets dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the Atlanta Braves and slipped to three games under .500. Atlanta trimmed its magic number to eliminate the Mets from wild-card contention to six. The Mets were eliminated from division-t...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  9. Rapid Reaction: Braves 6, Mets 5

    Adam Rubin

    WHAT IT MEANS: The Mets (70-72) officially were eliminated from first-place contention in the National League East. They now trail the Braves by 12.5 games in the wild-card standings. The tragic number: eight. Jason Bay #44 LF New York Mets ...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  10. Mets morning briefing 8.5.11

    Adam Rubin

    After a rainout against the Florida Marlins and a team off-day, the Mets resume play Friday night at Citi Field against the Atlanta Braves. With the Mets trailing the wild-card leaders by eight games with 52 games remaining, anything short of a sweep...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  11. An Amazin' run at wild card?

    Adam Rubin

    Greg Fiume/Getty ImagesJose Reyes celebrates with Terry Collins after the Mets won their fifth straight game Friday.Time to check the scoreboard and standings a little more closely? The Mets won their fifth straight game -- and third straight with...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  12. Why magic numbers are imprecise

    Adam Rubin

    For the New York Mets, who trail the wild card-leading Atlanta Braves by 12 games with 12 games left, the math is pretty simple: One more Atlanta win or Mets loss and the Amazin's officially are eliminated. Sometimes, however, it's over before it'...

    Blog | September 20, 2010