MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Game recap May 24: Doesn’t look like anything to me — What do you do with a calm win?

Mets 5, Brewers 0, Final You’ll forgive Mets fans for not knowing what to do with games like last night. Wednesday night’s late-inning implosion against the Marlins makes sense; that kind of collapse and waste of individual effort is baked into our DNA. Thursday’s display of exemplary starting pitching, extra-base hits and bullpen competence is simply […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game recap April 26: Not with a bang, but with a blown save

Cardinals 4, Mets 3, final The cliché that baseball is a game of inches was never more true as the Mets came within a few of them of escaping St. Louis with a win Thursday. As the baseball hit off Jose Martinez’ bat eluded Juan Lagares’ glove in deep center field in the bottom of the […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap April 19: They can’t all be good; It’s just that all of Harvey’s are bad

Braves 12, Mets 4 Final Just when the good feelings seem to be carrying Mets fans aloft, gravity pulls everyone back to Earth. The improbably ascendant Mets confronted the ongoing enigma that is their fallen ace as Matt Harvey dug an early hole the team could not climb out of, and they lost the opening […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game recap April 5: This is so crazy, it just might work

Mets 8, Nationals 2, Final Taking walks, hitting long balls, gutsy pitching and a solid bullpen all converged to see the Mets ruin the home opener of division rivals Washington. If you squint, tilt your head, and forget about last year, you can start to believe again. Series like these with powerhouse teams are the […]

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

Game recap March 29: We’re back, baby

Mets 9, Cardinals 4, final As our intrepid leader said, we survived the winter. But like the overcast, chilly weather, Opening Day started on a somber note with the news that Mets legend Rusty Staub had passed away. Even without the loss of a good man, few fanbases move through the season with equal parts […]

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 […]