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, […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game Recap April 14: No Rest for the Weary

Mets News Entering last night’s game, the first-place Mets had won five in a row. I’d say the Mets were “fresh off their fifth straight victory,” but nobody was fresh after Thursday’s five-hour-and-thirty-eight-minute, 16-inning affair. Except Sean Gilmartin. He was recalled from Las Vegas today to bolster a bullpen that had thrown 18 innings over the past […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game Recap April 11: Home Run Haven

Mets News Before last night’s game, Jay Bruce’s 2017 slugging percentage (.870) was nearly 200 points higher than his OPS with the 2016 Mets (.685). He’s buoyed the Mets offense this season. Some say Bruce’s Mets-debut-slump is over. Others are already using Bruce’s hot start to justify the Mets’ decision to bury Michael Conforto, even […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

How Syndergaard and deGrom can be the Next Koufax and Drysdale

Would you read an article written by Sandy Alderson describing exactly what went down at the 2015 trade deadline? Crying Wilmer Flores, rejecting Carlos Gomez, and acquiring La Potencia? Imagine the retweets. Something like that actually happened in 1967, when the Los Angeles Dodgers’ general manager, Buzzie Bavasi, penned a four-part series in Sports Illustrated. The best of […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Receiving Gifts

Baseball Prospectus readers are six times more likely than other MLB fans to apply their love of numbers to non-baseball pursuits. [Citation needed.] Since you’re mathy enough to be reading this, you’re probably familiar with the psychological studies demonstrating that people are happier to receive a gift they asked for than the one you regifted […]

MLB: NL Wild Card-San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

2016 Wild Card Game Recap: Wait Till Next Year

Executive Summary Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run ninth-inning home run in support of a Madison Bumgarner shutout. Giants 3, Mets 0. Discussion and Analysis Conor Gillaspie batted only 205 times during the regular season. He started last night because Eduardo Nunez, the Giants’ big trade-deadline acquisition, injured his hamstring down the stretch. Gillaspie playing hero in the […]

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Game Recap September 27: Post-Traumatic Strep Reorder

Executive Summary Norse gods are rejuvenated by the strep throat bacterium. Mets 12, Marlins 1. Discussion and Analysis Noah Syndergaard started for the first time in eight days. While extra rest this late in the season is a good thing in itself, Thor appeared unaffected by his recent illness. The Marlins scored a lone fluky run off the Mets’ ace. Dee Gordon […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game Recap September 20: Can’t watch, can’t look away

Executive Summary Julio Teheran held the Mets to a .238 average on balls in play over seven innings. When this offense doesn’t hit home runs, it’s borderline unwatchable. Braves 5, Mets 4. Discussion and Analysis The Mets have lost six of eight against the Braves at Citi Field this year. Considering the Braves are 53-89 when they don’t play in […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game Recap September 12: Know When to Fold ‘Em

Executive Summary The Mets gambled that Rafael Montero could tame the second-best offense in baseball. Didn’t happen. Nationals 8, Mets 1. Discussion and Analysis Mat Latos was cut by the White Sox after posting a 7.25 ERA from April 30 through June 7. In two relief appearances for Washington, Latos’ 7.71 ERA was even worse. Yet […]