MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap August 18: Marginal players

Primer Watching Met games is hard these days. Writing detailed accounts of the happenings of those games is even more dreary. If I were a quarter as talented as someone like Grant Brisbee, perhaps these recaps would be more enjoyable to write and read, despite the Mets’ consistently poor performance. Unfortunately for you and me, I’m […]

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Game recap August 11: Amed Rosario saves the day

Primer The Mets are bad. The Phillies are worse. At this time of the year, that leads to some pretty boring games, and the matchup of Seth Lugo and Nick Pivetta didn’t really do much to change that perception. On the other hand, there are plenty of prospects in the major leagues for mediocre teams at […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap August 6: A ho-hum loss in a ho-hum season

Primer Steven Matz has been awful since returning from the disabled list, and the Dodgers have the second highest tAV in baseball. The Dodgers have also hit three or more home runs in all six games they’ve played against the Mets, unsurprisingly winning all of those games. Tough to imagine a worse matchup for Matz […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap August 4: A playoff baseball team (but not the one you’d like)

Primer After losing two in Colorado, the Mets return to Citi Field with Jacob deGrom on the mound, who looks to bounce back after having his eight-game winning streak snapped in Seattle. Opposing the Mets were the behemoth Dodgers and their newly acquired ace, Yu Darvish. The Mets are bad. The Dodgers are historically great. […]

MLB: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners

Game recap July 28: Homecoming King

Primer The Mets split another series against a bad team. They had two games where their starter didn’t get past the third inning. Someone else just went on the DL. Lucas Duda, the Good first baseman, has been dealt. So go the Mets in 2017. With things pretty much in the same depressing state they’ve […]

MLB: Oakland Athletics at New York Mets

Game recap July 21: Michael Conforto Home Run Hour

Primer The struggling Steven Matz, following up two starts in which he allowed 12 runs in 5.1 innings, took the mound against the rebuilding Oakland Athletics. Paul Blackburn, a rookie running a 3.66 K/9 and surviving on a .230 BABIP, opposed the Mets. It’s tough to dress up a matchup between two mediocre pitchers (probably a […]

MLB: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

Game recap July 14: Welcome back

Primer After being snubbed for the All-Star Game, Jacob deGrom got the first start for the Mets out of the break, squaring off against the second Wild Card team Rockies. Jon Gray, the Rockies’ opening day starter who missed significant time with a stress fracture in his foot, made his sixth start. Perhaps most importantly, […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game recap July 7: Power play

Primer After losing two games to the Nationals and having the third mercifully rained out, the Mets come into St. Louis for their last series before the All Star Break. Jacob deGrom, on a fantastic run after some early season troubles, took the mound opposite Cardinal ace Carlos Martinez. It should have been a matchup […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap June 30: False hope

Primer Jacob deGrom has been dominant his last three times out, going 25 innings with an ERA under one. Against the worst team in baseball, he had a great chance to continue that success as the Phillies came into town for a three-game set, starting with Ben Lively, owner of a 3.90 ERA but an […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap June 23: Movable force, meet stoppable object

Primer Well, even if the Mets front office has left a lot to be desired recently, they at least can recognize a lost season. A day after getting swept in a four-game series by the Dodgers, the Mets made it known that their free agents to be are available. Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, […]