MLB: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

Game recap June 22: The wheels come off

Dodgers 6, Mets 3 The Mets could not get out of Los Angeles fast enough, but it seemed they needed to first plumb the depths of different ways to lose before they went, suffering a sweep to the Dodgers in a game that wasn’t so much a replay of the 2015 playoffs (“Clash of the […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap June 15: Night terrors

Nationals 8, Mets 3 Is it the curse of Tom Terrific? June 15, 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of Tom Seaver’s departure for Cincinnati, a trade that perhaps many readers of this site are too young to remember, but those in the know have been able to reduce their parents and grandparents to tears by […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game recap June 1: The abyss beckons

Brewers 2, Mets 1 It was a given after Wednesday’s number one heard ‘round the world that there was little the Mets could or would do with their on-field product to distract from the dire state of affairs. While they hold second place in the NL East, they trail the Nationals by almost ten games, […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap May 4: A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

Mets 3, Braves 1, Top 4 (ppd.) Welp, just as things started to get interesting, the weather pulled the plug. As the Mets celebrated their fourth inning rally, the skies over suburban Atlanta opened up at 8:45 p.m., and by 11, it was official: the team would head home and battle the Braves another day. […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap April 27: This too shall pass (right?)

Atlanta 7, New York 5 You can’t say that Terry Collins has lost this team, as the Mets mounted a two-out rally in the bottom of the ninth and brought the tying run to the plate in the final at bat for what seemed like the upteenth game. You can’t fault the veterans as Jay […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap April 16: Get us out of Miami

Marlins 4, Mets 2 The Mets showed flashes of competence, but ultimately just ran out of gas, losing the last three games against Miami; this one culminated in a heartbreaking walk-off surrendered by Addison Reed to Miami rookie JT Riddle, who hit his first major league home run in style. The ending was a particularly […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap April 13: Eventually, theoretically, someone has to win

Mets 9, Marlins 8, 16 innings I don’t know if you remember Xan Brooks’ epic Wimbledon liveblog in 2010, when the internet watched a writer lose their mind in real time. I thought it was hilarious, an epic virtuoso performance. I’m not in any way comparing my responsibilities to that, but having waited for this […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap April 6: Dread, then Sunlight, then (possible) Dread

Mets fans live to dread, and the weather in New York provided the perfect backdrop—with gray skies and ominous thunder rolling in the distance—either for the climactic scene of a gothic novel or the return of Matt Harvey to the mound—Willets’ very own Heathcliff. As the Mets have worked their way through this high-ceiling rotation […]

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Five Baseball Games, Seven Synonyms for God, and Nine Innings

(Editor’s Note: Please welcome playwright and Mets fan Sergei Burbank to Baseball Prospectus – Mets. I think you’re going to like having him around.) Living in Two Dimensions Historically — in direct contrast to most other cities — New York has at times put those it wants to ignore on the water’s edge. Brighton Beach, […]