MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap August 17: Stealing Syndergaard

The Phillies ambushed Noah Syndergaard in the bottom of the first inning Friday night, scoring twice before the Mets’ righty had even recorded an out, and while he was able to settle in as the night progressed, the poor beginning to the contest was enough to do him in. Matched up against Philadelphia ace Aaron […]

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Prospect Watch – Week 15

Welcome back to the Baseball Prospectus Mets Prospect Watch! This weekly column will take a look at one pitcher and one hitter from each level of the Mets organization and offer thoughts on their performance thus far, as well as a brief scouting report with a future outlook. Brooklyn Cyclones (Short-Season-A) Hitter: Nick Meyer The […]

MLB: Game One-New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap August 16: This is why we can’t have nice things, because baseballs hit them in the hand

Game One: Mets 24, Phillies 4 Game Two: Phillies 9, Mets 6 Just over two weeks after an epic drubbing by Washington — where they lost by 21 runs on July 31 — the Mets saw things from the other side of the equation as they scored the most runs in franchise history, which included […]

MLB: New York Mets at New York Yankees

Conforto’s Revenge

While Michael Conforto’s early April debut was seen as a triumph after a devastating shoulder injury ended his stellar 2017 season, a complete power outage soon left doubts that he was – or maybe ever would be – fully recovered. But his midseason turnaround has been so compelling that, even in a short sample, it’s […]

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Game recap August 14: Bad baseball

Primer The Orioles are one of the few teams that are having an even more depressing season than the Mets, sitting at 35-84. Jason Vargas is on the mound against the much-better-but-still-boring-and-bad Andrew Cashner. As a cherry on top of this shitty game sundae, Gary Cohen is on vacation for this series, with Wayne Randazzo […]

MLB: New York Mets at New York Yankees

Game recap August 14: Run support for deGrom again? Against the Yankees?

Another week, another deGrominant output. The Mets’ ace was at it again against a potent Bronx Bombers’ lineup. The struggling crosstown ace, Luis Severino, has not had even close to his best stuff recently – and last night was no different. Amed Rosario opened the game with his first career lead-off home run, followed by […]

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The Mets are not an analytical team

A story in the New York Post last week indicated that principal Mets owner Fred Wilpon isn’t likely to hire an “analytics-driven GM” to replace the current three-ring circus and that “there is thought among team officials that perhaps the Mets became too analytics driven in recent seasons under Sandy Alderson’s watch.” This is a patently ridiculous statement, […]