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Game Recap June 18: Father’s Day

My daughter graduates from elementary school this week. The PTA will publish a yearbook. Parents sponsor and produce their kid’s page, which is compiled with five dozen others, printed on heavy, glossy paper, bound in hardcover and distributed after the students receive their diplomas. Moving up from fifth grade is a big deal. Instructions for designing the yearbook […]

MLB: New York Mets at Texas Rangers

Game Recap June 6: Not Like This

Mets News Yesterday afternoon, the Wilpon family lost a lawsuit in New York’s highest court. The Court of Appeals decided that the Wilpons may not replace Citi Field’s parking lot — which is technically New York City parkland — with a privately owned shopping mall. The Wilpons had argued that their proposed development on the other side of […]

MLB: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

Game Recap May 27: Edge of collapse

Mets News It’s news when the Mets win a game, as they did Friday night behind the second-best pitcher in the National League by 2017 WARP. Jacob deGrom’s 2.64 Wins Above Replacement Player through his first 10 starts exceeds that of every other starter except the Nationals’ Max Scherzer, at 2.80. By Deserved Run Average, deGrom’s […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game Recap May 25: The Tears, They Fall Like Rain

Mets News On Wednesday night, the news that late waiver-bait acquisition Tommy Milone hit the “it’s literally a 10-day” disabled list signaled that preseason number-eight starter Rafael Montero would likely start Saturday’s game at Pittsburgh. That Montero would pitch on the road had nothing to do with the purported “hostile environment” which led the Mets to start […]

MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

Game Recap May 8: Walker Walks Off

Mets News This feels like the darkest timeline. With the hapless Giants in town to face the bumbling Mets, some are asking whether two teams have ever both been swept in a three-game series. Prognosticators are demonstrating that losing Noah Syndergaard hurts the Mets more than any team losing its best pitcher. Asdrubal Cabrera crooked his […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game Recap May 2: A Dark Night

Mets News Entering Tuesday, the Mets had been outscored 36-24 over their previous four games … in which they secured three victories. Nothing like a 23-5 blowout (that could have been much worse) to debit the RS/RA ledger.  The Sunday blowout and serious injury sustained by Noah Syndergaard overshadowed the undeniable fact that the Mets were […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers

Braves Series Preview May 1-4

Ah, Thor. You told us you couldn’t raise your arm over your shoulder for bicep soreness, yet you refused an MRI. After pushing your start back three days, you claimed you had no discomfort and were ready to pitch on Sunday. Then you gave up five runs, lasted merely 38 pitches over an inning and a third, and […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game Recap April 23: Insult and Injury

Mets News The two hits managed by the Mets in Saturday’s loss to the Nationals were, in fact, one more than the number of wins they’d posted in the last eight games. There’s a post-apocalyptic feeling to this team right now. Fans are resigned to the next offensive drought, the next injury, the next loss. MEANWHILE, […]