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Wilmer Flores may not have cost the Mets a victory Friday night, but he made the task much more difficult for an already challenged lineup.
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It isn't news that David Wright is having a bad year at the plate. It hasn't been fun to watch, and it has raised concerns that the current, diminished version of Wright might be here to stay.
Oakland's trades in July were supposed to shore up the A's rotation for the stretch run, but that plan has yet to take full effect, particularly when it comes to the deal that sent top prospect Addison Russell to the Cubs.
Oakland Athletics' Scott Kazmir works against the New York Mets in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
Brandon Moss, left, and Josh Donaldson are among the unheralded players who have become stars for GM Billy Beane and the Oakland A's.
All right, admit it: You hope David Wright is hurting. You'd rather that a couple of maladies be the underlying reasons for the underwhelming production of the Mets' third baseman this season rather than suppose that he is healthy and nonetheless producing at rates comparable to those of a third-base predecessor named Richie Hebner .
It has been no secret over the course of this season that the New York Mets have had some serious issues with their bats.
Having endured a weekend of sadness and failure, the A's return home to host the Mets for two games.
The Mets' bats, well, they appear to have taken the week off. Torres threw five shoutout innings in place of Bartolo Colon, but New York extended a streak of getting four hits or fewer to a fifth straight game in a 4-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Monday.
Mets third baseman David Wright sat out Sunday's game after being hit on the left shoulder by a pitch Saturday and it sounds like he may miss multiple games.
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Cubs starter Jake Arrieta allowed two hits and struck out nine in seven smooth innings.
August 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena celebrates with center fielder Ryan Sweeney his solo home scored in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
Updated: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:00 pm
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