MLB: ALDS-Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox

A Met Fan Guide to Rooting: 2016 Playoffs

The dream is dead. The Mets could not beat Madison Bumgarner–or even score one run–so the 2016 season is over. As Jarrett Seidler wrote last week, there are plenty of positives to look back on, and fans should not be too discouraged. Nevertheless, the Mets’ absence in the playoffs now creates a void for those […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres

Don’t Look Back In Anger

Sometimes, you just run into the wrong pitcher on the wrong day. Madison Bumgarner is probably the greatest pitcher in modern postseason history. He was very good in 2010, had his only two bad playoff appearances ever in 2012 backed up by a sensational World Series start, and turned into this millennium’s Old Hoss Radbourn […]

MLB: NL Wild Card-San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

From BP: You Can Predict Ball

We were promised greatness. Leading into this game, the prospective Madison Bumgarner vs. Noah Syndergaardmatchup was supposed to be the clash of aces that makes for must-see baseball. The game’s most notorious postseason pitcher–one of the greatest of all time already–faced off against the hardest-throwing starting pitcher in the game, a young ace who carried his team on […]

MLB: New York Mets Workout

Syndergaard vs. Bumgarner (and Other Great Mets Postseason Showdowns)

The baseball gods smiled upon Queens for the National League Wild Card matchup. It will be the Mets against the Giants at Citi Field with two of baseball’s most talented pitchers going head-to-head with their seasons on the line. It’s hard to conceive a better scenario for baseball than Noah Syndergaard against Madison Bumgarner. With baseball […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Sweet Surrender?

Flashback to opening week: Ecstasy! The Mets have Duda, Wright, and a shiny new second baseman who doesn’t field like a Little Leaguer in the infield. Their starting aces—deGrom, Syndergaard, Harvey and Matz—are almost universally revered throughout baseball. The return of Zach Wheeler is imminent, or at least Zach Wheeler has been sighted more times […]