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Season slips away with greatest of E's

Combine Mets' miscues with poor Pelfrey outing, and playoff hopes look far-fetched

Updated: August 5, 2010, 1:50 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ATLANTA -- E-6. E-3. E-5.

End of the season. For all intents and purposes.

Officially, the tragic number for the New York Mets to be eliminated from the National League East race stands at 49 games. Anyone tuning into Wednesday's 8-3 debacle against the Atlanta Braves can tell you where to put your mathematics.

Right-hander Mike Pelfrey allowed a first-inning run for the 10th time in his past 11 starts and was knocked out in the fifth inning, and Jose Reyes, ...

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