MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap May 22: A plane flight, a double, a loss

Primer After a month of futility, the Mets found themselves in another good patch, having won four straight games and facing the lowly Marlins again on Tuesday night. Even better, the Marlin killer Zack Wheeler (3-1, 2.85 ERA career against Miami) was on the mound, though he’s much less effective at home (8-18 5.31 ERA […]

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds

Game recap May 8: The $16M starter

Primer Going into Tuesday’s game, Jason Vargas had a 16.20 ERA and a 5.40 HR/9. Luis Castillo had a 7.01 ERA and a 1.82 HR/9. Great American Ball Park allows almost 10% more home runs than the average ballpark. The Mets and Reds combined for 15 extra base hits Monday night, including seven home runs. […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap May 1: Welcome to the new dynasty

Primer Meet the Mets, same as the old Mets. Yoenis Cespedes was supposed to miss three days with a jammed thumb, instead he’s in the lineup after the team decided he didn’t even need an MRI. When have we heard that story before I wonder? Steven Matz also said he was fine, then was announced […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game recap April 24: They’re saying Bruuuuuuuuuce

Primer Rain mercifully cut short the Mets’ time in Atlanta, saving our ears and our sanity from any more Tomahawk Chops until [checks schedule] ugh, late May. Instead, the team headed off to St. Louis to face the less-auditory-but-still-rage-inducing Cardinals with Luke Weaver on the mound. Zack Wheeler took the hill for the Mets, and […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap April 17: Death by a thousand papercuts

Primer One night removed from the latest in a long series of heartbreaking losses to the Nationals, life goes on for the 2018 Mets. Zack Wheeler took the mound, coming off of his brilliant season debut against the Marlins and facing the first real lineup he’s seen. Opposing him was long-time Met killer Gio Gonzalez, […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap April 10: This team just doesn’t know how to lose

Primer Times are good in Mets land. Panic City is a ghost town, as the Mets have jumped out to an incredible start, running the best record in baseball and tying a club record for best start to a season. The good times were set to keep rolling, with Jacob deGrom taking the mound against […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 3: It’s raining, it’s Reyes, the man at short is…bad at baseball

Primer It may not have been snowing, but the weather certainly wasn’t pleasant as the Mets got set to play the Phillies for the first time this season. Matt Harvey took the mound in 40 degree weather with a fine mist coming done, as the rest of New York wistfully wished for spring to just hurry […]

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

Game recap April 1: Sunday blues

Primer After Noah Syndergaard was brilliant (don’t let two juiced ball homers obscure a fantastic Opening Day start) and Jacob deGrom battled his way into a solid start in Game two, the Mets found themselves with a 2-0 record atop the NL East. Steven Matz took the mound opposite Cardinals 2017 breakout pitcher Luke Weaver, […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap September 22: Only nine more of these to go

Primer In the latest installment of Mets-ian injury luck, Jacob deGrom was pushed back from his Friday night start against the Nationals with a stomach ailment. Instead, Robert Gsellman took the mound against the NL East champions. Gsellman had a great start in Atlanta his last time out, but has been very disappointing after a […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap September 19: A true Metsing

Primer It can’t get any worse than last night, that’s for sure. A day after Matt Harvey (with some help from the bullpen) got slapped around by the Marlins en route to a 13-1 loss, the Mets went back to work in Miami. Seth Lugo and his barely intact UCL faced off against Odrisamer Despaigne, […]