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June 26, 2011

Mets 8, Rangers 5

ARLINGTON - The New York Mets continued to bash Texas pitching, collecting 14 hits on their way to an 8-5 victory over the Rangers.

Derek Holland was the primary victim Sunday, as the Mets tagged him for seven runs on 12 hits. Only three of those runs were earned though as a passed ball and an error opened the door for four of the New York runs.

New York scored once in the first and took charge with a four-run second.

The Rangers cut the deficit to 5-3 in the fifth, but New York answered back with two more in a testy sixth inning. Rangers manager Ron Washington was ejected as well as shortstop Elvis Andrus, who wasn't playing Sunday.

The Rangers led the game 2-1 after a Michael Young homer in the first and an RBI single from Mitch Moreland.

The Mets collected 31 hits over the weekend against the Rangers and outscored them 22-8.

- Anthony Andro

 

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We are not a very good team right now, playing under .500 ball for 70games now. Some of these guys need a knot jerked in their behind!

Currently, this line-up scares nobody. We have a lead-off hitter (Ian "Uppercut" Kinsler) that has the worst BA (.235) of all lead-off hitters in MLB. Compare to the Mets' lead-off guy, Reyes, who's hitting .341.

Our clean-up hitter today (Beltre) is hitting .263. Our five spot, Cruz, is hitting .240. The bottom three in the order (Murph, Teagarten, Blanco) are hitting .233, .190, and .188 respectively.

Yes, I just called out six of the nine who started today.

Couple this lame line-up with our pitiful bullpen (AL leading 14 blown saves) and there's absolutey no way this team stays in first place.

JD and Ryan will have to make some moves and those moves have to work out.

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