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, […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap June 16: Fading hope

Primer With the slim bit of hope remaining for the 2017 season hanging in the balance, Steven Matz faced off against Max Scherzer in the second game of the Mets’ four-game set with the Nationals. Matz made his season debut in Atlanta last week, tossing seven innings of one-run ball and showing no signs of […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap June 9: A new way to disappoint

Primer The Mets opened up a four-game series in Atlanta facing Julio Teheran for the fourth time this season. Teheran was fantastic against the Mets on Opening Day, mediocre against them later in April, and got shellacked on May 1. Teheran has been particularly bad in the Braves’ new bandbox of a ballpark, with an […]

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets

Game recap June 2: Harvey Day

Primer Coming off two straight losses to the Brewers, the Mets sent out Matt Harvey against Gerrit Cole on Friday night. The Mets beat up on Cole last Saturday, hitting three home runs and scoring four runs total in only five innings. Harvey, meanwhile, performed decently against the Pirates his last time out, allowing only […]

MLB: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

Game recap May 26: Hometown hero(es; national nobodies)

Primer That Padres series sure was brutal, but let’s sit back and eat some member berries for a minute about when something similar that happened in 2015. For those of you who don’t ‘member, Jeurys Familia was one out away from recording a save when rain stopped the game. He came back out after an […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets

Game recap May 19: Home sweet home

Primer  Oh boy have the Mets been bad. After finally climbing the hill back to .500, the Mets dropped seven straight to fall 8.5 games back in the division. Matt Harvey has been awful, Robert Gsellman looks like he’s pitching hurt, and Tommy Milone has been underwhelming. The only two bright spots in the rotation, […]

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Game recap April 21: Pitchers hitting, pitchers running, some pitchers pitching better than others

Primer A bruised and battered Met team faced off against the Washington Nationals, starting a three-game set over the weekend to start the season series against their biggest rival for the division crown. Jacob deGrom was slated to start, but was of course hurt (stiff neck), meaning Matt Harvey got to move up a day […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 18: The opponent changes, the blueprint stays the same

Primer Having lost the last three games of their four game set in Miami, the Mets returned home to start a three game series against the Phillies with Zack Wheeler on the mound. Wheeler has been flashing his potential in an up-and-down start to the season, suffering from some bad luck with a 7.45 ERA […]