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Irrelevant in April? You may be wrong

Their win streak is modest, but give the Mets this: They won't throw in the towel

Updated: April 24, 2011, 7:59 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Just when you thought the New York Mets' season was already over, it's not.

It certainly appeared that way on Wednesday night. That's when they stumbled and bumbled on the base paths en route to an ugly loss to the lowly Houston Astros. Many cringed not just at how poorly the Mets played but because it was their seventh straight home loss and made them 1-8 at Citi Field, the worst mark in first nine games in franchise history.

Worse, it was the Mets' ninth ...

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