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 […]