MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap June 17: As good as over

Back when Davey Johnson was managing the Nationals to their first playoff appearance, they played a bunch of close games with the Mets. But those games never felt too close. Those Nationals were one of the league’s best run prevention teams. Washington has acquired more talent since 2012, but one look at their bullpen and […]

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Cubs series preview: June 12-14

I’ve lived in my Los Angeles neighborhood for 10 years, and this spring was the first time I saw anyone wearing a Cubs hat. It’s not like there’s a ton of Dodgers loyalty in my neighborhood either. Mets apparel was actually the second most common until suddenly people are hopping on the Cubs bandwagon. With […]

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers

Rangers series preview: June 6-7

The Mets are headed to Texas for a two-game series with the Rangers. Officially, it’s the first time the Mets will use a designated hitter this year. Unofficially…let’s all stare longingly at the left side of the infield. This may be the perfect time for a trip to Arlington. The Rangers had a 10-game winning […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game recap June 3: When the bullpen moves actually work

Welcome to pitcher abuse weekend! Throughout the country, college managers will ask their pitchers to go further than ever before or come back on short rest to try and survive playing up to five games in four days. I expected to see closers coming in for multiple innings. I expected to groan as young pitchers […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets

Game recap May 30: Jay saves the day

A cold, unsettling mist fell over Citi Field last night. As television cameras turned to fans bundling up in the seats, Jerry Blevins walked in a run to start the baseball discomfort. The Mets’ reliable lefty just needed one more out to escape the seventh with a lead. He got a pop up. Everyone watching […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets

Game recap May 20: No sweat

Terry Collins became the Mets’ all-time leader in games managed last night, and the Mets celebrated as only they could: putting five straight Angels on base in the ninth inning to face Mike Trout. I fully expected another bullpen implosion, but Trout only hit a sacrifice fly and the Mets were able to escape 7-5. […]

MLB: New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks

Game recap May 16: Desperate in the desert

By the eighth inning of last night’s game, I started wondering, “are moral victories in baseball?” College sports can have teams that are so obviously mismatched that you don’t really expect your team to win. As long as they don’t embarrass themselves, the loss isn’t that bad. The Mets weren’t getting blown out of this […]

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Game recap May 13: Ugly in pink

What Happened, In One Implosion: The Mets gave up a season-high eight runs in the fifth as part of an 11-4 loss to the Brewers. Mets starters now have an MLB-worst 5.13 ERA. Every time I watch Robert Gsellman, I look for signs that he’ll regress to the mean. The young right-hander entered Saturday with […]