MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs

Game recap September 15: Swept away

Cubs 14, Mets 6 Final In the bottom of the seventh inning of last night’s shellacking, Phil Evans took the field at third and Matt Reynolds replaced Jose Reyes at short — Reyes had himself replaced Amed Rosario, who left the game in the fifth with a tight hip flexor. As the few hopeful signs […]

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets

Game recap September 7: A glimmer of normalcy

Mets 7, Reds 2 Final On a night Noah Syndergaard pitched a rehab assignment with the Brooklyn Cyclones in the final game of their dismal season (two innings, three runs allowed on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts), Mets fans will be forgiven for thinking the most compelling baseball in the Mets universe […]

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds

Game recap August 31: Not very Amazin’

Mets 2, Reds 7, Final The Reds notched a series win against the Mets for the first time in four years, as two teams going nowhere got there in an economical two hours and forty two minutes in the hyperbolically named Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. Jose Reyes accounted for both Mets runs, driven in […]

MLB: New York Yankees at New York Mets

Game recap August 17: So close, yet never close enough

Yankees 7, Mets 5, Final The Mets went into last night’s Subway Series finale hoping to avoid only the second series sweep on the losing side in more than twenty years of the midsummer meet-ups. Better late than never: while it was still not to be, for eight innings the Mets seemed less in a […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap August 10: Back home in Philly

Mets 10, Phillies 0 Final In a matchup between two teams playing for the future, the lopsided outcome was not in doubt as the Mets put up three runs in the first and never looked back. In a season that has offered both Mets pitchers and fans unending pain, an otherwise dominant night was marred […]

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

Game recap August 3: Shrimp

Mets 4, Rockies 5; Final In the end, even the arrival of Amed Rosario was too much good to be enjoyed. A lost season? Once-in-a-generation pitching on the shelf? All that was needed was a slapstick end to this road trip to make sure no one mistook this team for contenders any time soon. As […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres

Game recap July 24: Shades of angst

Mets 5, Padres 3, Final Last night was the kind of start that epitomizes Mets fans’ agony; a starter provided a superlative outing, but instead of making for an enjoyable watchable game, it only makes the Flushing faithful dream about what might have been this summer. Jacob deGrom provided eight stingy innings, allowing two earned runs […]

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Game recap July 20: Camp Day

Mets 3, Cardinals 2- FINAL An inexplicable, if now-characteristic, defensive lapse cost the Cardinals the game in the bottom of the ninth as the Mets won their final game of the series with the Cardinals in walk-off fashion after Jose Reyes—who was arrested in 2015 after allegedly grabbing his wife, Katherine Ramirez, by the throat […]