Marcel Ozuna makes David Wright’s single funnier with WHOOPS! throw (Big League Stew)

After slugger David Wright lined a single to center in the third inning Monday night, Miami Marlins outfielder Marcel Ozuna charged it and came up firing and... WHOOPS ! The ball appeared to slip from Ozuna's hand in medium center field, because it went in a crazy direction, into the home dugout at Marlins Park. It's like the ball slipped on a banana peel. If Ozuna was trying to keep Curtis Granderson from advancing from second base to third, it didn't work out. Because the ball went out of play, umpires awarded Granderson home. Wright, credited with a two-run single, was given second base. The New York Mets had been trailing by a run but suddenly led 4-2 — on a single. Ozuna and the Marlins had nothing to fear, however, because Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia made two throwing errors and a wild pitch — all in the eighth inning — helping the Fish score three runs and swim away with a 9-6 victory . In all, the Mets made six errors , which makes it sort of amazing they only lost by three runs. SIX ERRORS! ''It wasn't a big-league baseball game, I can tell you that,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said. More MLB coverage at Yahoo Sports:      - - - - - - - David Brown is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at rdbrown@yahoo-inc.com and follow him on Twitter! Follow @AnswerDave  

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on September 2, 2014 at 11:55 am



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Mets-Marlins Preview (The Associated Press)

It's going to be difficult for the Miami Marlins to secure a wild-card spot, but there's a good chance they can make up some ground in the race if their other 26 games in September are like their first one.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on September 1, 2014 at 7:45 pm



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Phillies-Braves Preview (The Associated Press)

The sputtering Atlanta Braves lineup started September in the worst possible way by going hitless in their series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies. Mike Minor's return to form could help alleviate some of the pressure, but it'll still take some offense to even the series Tuesday night at Turner Field. After being on the wrong end of a combined no-hitter in Monday's 7-0 loss to the Phillies (63-74), the Braves (72-66) have scored one run in three games while going 1 for 17 with runners in scoring position. "The game of baseball's kind of funny," said manager Fredi Gonzalez, whose club is 1 1/2 games behind Milwaukee for the second NL wild-card spot.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on September 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm



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Stanton HRs, Marlins score 3 in 8th to beat Mets (The Associated Press)

After giving up their early lead, the Miami Marlins took advantage of the New York Mets' miscues late. Giancarlo Stanton hit his 34th home run and the Marlins scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Mets 9-6 on Monday. ''It was back and forth, a few different lead changes there, we kept pushing and that was the biggest key to finish it off,'' Stanton said. Miami capitalized on some wildness by Mets reliever Jeurys Familia (2-4) in the eighth.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on September 1, 2014 at 5:28 pm



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Wheeler struggles as sloppy Mets lose 9-6 (The Associated Press)

Zack Wheeler struggled with his command on the mound early, and reliever Jeurys Familia and the New York Mets struggled in the field late. Familia had two throwing errors and a wild pitch, leading to the three tiebreaking runs as the Marlins snapped a five-game losing streak to the Mets with a 9-6 win Monday. ''Sometimes, I try to be perfect, and I throw it away or I throw it to the ground.'' The score was tied 6-all going into the eighth before the Mets committed three of their season-high six errors and walked three batters. ''It wasn't a big-league baseball game, I can tell you that,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on September 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm



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Alvarez injured in Marlins’ win (The SportsXchange)

Henderson Alvarez, the Miami Marlins' All-Star pitcher, was livid. And don't even ask how the New York Mets felt on the other side after making a season-high six errors. In the end, Miami rallied to beat the Mets 9-6 at Marlins Park in an emotional game on Monday. Alvarez, who entered the game with a 1.46 ERA at home this season, was removed due to a left-oblique strain, an injury he has been battling for the past week.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on September 1, 2014 at 5:17 pm



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Phillies-Braves Preview (The Associated Press)

The Atlanta Braves pitchers have been leading their club's recent surge in the wild card race, and Julio Teheran has been one of their best lately. The right-hander will try to win four consecutive starts for the second time in his career and lead the Braves to their 12th win in 17 games Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Atlanta's staff has registered a 2.07 ERA in the past 16 games with its relievers giving up just four earned runs in the past 38 innings. He gave up a solo homer, two singles and two walks over 6 1-3 innings in a 3-2 road victory against the New York Mets on Wednesday.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on August 31, 2014 at 10:16 pm



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Mets-Marlins Preview (The Associated Press)

The Miami Marlins are coming home after being punchless at the plate in the last five games of a dismal road trip. It's advantageous that Henderson Alvarez will be on the mound for them back in Miami but definitely not good news that Zack Wheeler and the New York Mets will be the opponents. Wheeler has been utterly dominant against the Marlins this season and the Mets have won five straight in this series entering Monday's opener of a three-game set. The Marlins totaled nine runs and batted .214 with 52 strikeouts in losing four of their last five.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on August 31, 2014 at 9:31 pm



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Team Report – PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (The SportsXchange)

Phillies stranding too many runners on base

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on August 31, 2014 at 9:07 pm



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Team Report – MIAMI MARLINS (The SportsXchange)

Marlins still trying to make postseason run

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on August 31, 2014 at 9:07 pm



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