MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game Recap July 7: Guest Starring Home Run Apple

What happened on the field was difficult to overshadow the news taking place off the field. Just hours before first pitch in Queens, it was revealed that Matt Harvey is considering season-ending shoulder surgery to deal with thoracic outlet syndrome – a syndrome that has affected multiple MLB pitchers. Prior to this news, we were […]

MLB: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets

Game Recap June 30: Credit Where Credit Is Due

Coming into last night’s start, Steven Matz and John Lackey were having quite similar seasons. Matz was 7-3 with a 3.29 ERA while Lackey was 7-4 and the same ERA. Matz had the edge in FIP with Lackey leading in WHIP, and each had gone 4.1 innings in their last start, giving up six and seven […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game Recap June 23: The New Normal

Some baseball games are greater than the sum of their parts. When I saw the Cleveland Indians play the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, this was not the case. The city of Cleveland, still ecstatic over the Cavaliers’ NBA Finals victory, cheered loudly and often, but the game never seemed within reach of the Rays. […]

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets

Game Recap June 16: The Other Game Six

You might have heard that Thursday night had a game six between two upper echelon teams. You know, the sport with the ball, the one where you try and outscore your opponent? Yeah, that one. Only, the one you’re thinking of doesn’t have a man christened Big Sexy doing things that one with that name […]

MLB: Game two-New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

Game Recap June 9: Started With a Bang, Ended With a Whimper

With the third-lowest scoring offense in the majors, the Mets’ five-run performance on Thursday night in Milwaukee seemed much more explosive than its 1.29 runs above their season average would suggest. Coupled with an outing by Bartolo Colon that can be best described as Bartolian in both stat line and surprisingly agile playmaking, the team appears […]

MLB: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

Game recap May 12: Bartolo does not hit a home run (and the Mets barely hit at all)

Thursday is the off day for a lot of teams, but May 12 still offered two intriguing pitching matchups in the National League. The Arizona Diamondbacks trotted out Zack Greinke versus the San Francisco Giants’ Johnny Cueto. But the marquee matchup contained the man widely regarded as one of the best, if not always the […]