MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap August 21: Easy peasy lemon squeezy

THE RUNDOWN Yoenis Cespedes’s two-run blast was the only support that Noah Syndergaard needed, as Thor blanked the Giants offense for the 2-0 victory. ALL (BATS) QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT Both Jeff Samardzija and Syndergaard came out dealing, setting down the other side in order in each of the first two innings fairly easily. […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game recap August 14: The man from Long Island, still striving for perfection

THE RUNDOWN Steven Matz took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against a punchless Padres lineup as the Mets moved back over .500 with a 5-1 victory on Sunday. A DOMINANT OUTING Although Sunday’s start would prove to be arguably the finest of Matz’s young career, the game began inauspiciously for the lefty. On a brutally hot day in […]

MLB: New York Mets at Detroit Tigers

Game recap August 8: A redemption of sorts

THE RUNDOWN Jacob deGrom does his part and Neil Walker seals the Mets win for the second Sunday in a row as he blasts a ninth-inning home run off of K-Rod. QUIET BATS Every statistic besides the number of runs scored indicates that the Tigers should have won this game. They had 11 hits, to the […]

MLB: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

Game recap July 31: A brief reprise from a whole lot of ugliness

THE RUNDOWN The Mets lose a shortstop but win a game against the Rockies on the back of Neil Walker’s bat. A WHOPPING 118 PITCHES Noah Syndergaard’s first out of the game was most representative of the outing he would end up having. Thor poured in 98 mile-per-hour sinkers and 90 mile-per-hour sinkers and changeups to Charlie […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap July 10: We could all use a little (All-Star) break

THE RUNDOWN A pair of Mets, one former and one former/current, provided most of the game’s offense. No Met except Jose Reyes could get the bats going as the Amazins fell in a narrow 3-2 loss to drop the four-game series. MURPHY’S LAW (IS THAT HE MUST KILL THE METS) After a weekend in which […]

MLB: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets

Game recap July 3: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Mets sweep Cubs in four

THE RUNDOWN If anyone knows how to sweep the Cubs in four games, it’s the Mets. The Amazins bounced back from a three-game sweep at the hands of the Nationals to beat up the struggling Cubs in four straight, capped off with a 14-3 pummeling of Jon Lester on Sunday. YOU GET A HIT! AND YOU GET […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap June 26: Another Sunday, another loss

THE RUNDOWN The Mets provided some fireworks late, but it wasn’t enough to avoid wasting a great start by Bartolo Colon and a second straight Sunday loss to the Braves. A PITCHER’S DUEL The Mets faced Bud Norris, who entered the game sporting a 4.69 ERA in 63.1 innings this season. Norris has had his […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap June 19: It has to get better, because it can’t get worse

THE RUNDOWN Julio Teheran nearly threw a perfect game against the Mets lineup to complete Atlanta’s sweep. A SHAKY START Jacob deGrom had every reason to be confident on Sunday, his 28th birthday and his first Father’s Day as a dad. He was facing the National League’s worst team by record, its third-worst performer by third […]