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Collins: 'They don't give up'

'Quality at-bats' are key to the Amazin's surprising first-half success

Updated: July 11, 2012, 9:51 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The relief corps has not exactly been stellar, having penned an MLB-worst 4.94 ERA.

The fielding has looked shoddy at times.

And, no, the New York Mets do not hit left-handed pitching particularly well. In fact, they are 12-20 when the opposing team starts a southpaw, a stat manager Terry Collins said opposing teams likely will look to exploit during the second half.

Yet the Mets have a 46-40 record at the All-Star break, despite dropping ...

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