MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees

What You Need To Know: July 31

Monday Takeaway Last Monday, Jacob deGrom continued a string of excellent pitching performances. The number of the game was “8,” as he pitched eight strong innings against the Padres, with eight strikeouts, for his eighth straight win. Try saying that three times fast. deGrom was also solid against the Mariners on Saturday, although he was […]

MLB: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners

Game recap July 30: Pitching through pain, but not very well

It’s hard not to feel bad for Seth Lugo every time he goes out to pitch. The 27-year old journeyman missed two months with a partial UCL tear in his throwing elbow. He didn’t get a big signing bonus, and this is just his first year in the big leagues. If Lugo shuts down his […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres

Game Recap July 25: Yo’s Heroics

Without Yoenis Cespedes, there is no magical run to the 2015 World Series. There is no tears-of-joy-inducing video montage, there is no beatdown of the Cubs and there is no heartbreak during Game 5 in Flushing. And, after each of the last two seasons, it seemed as if there would be no more Yo for […]

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 […]

MLB: Oakland Athletics at New York Mets

Game recap July 21: Michael Conforto Home Run Hour

Primer The struggling Steven Matz, following up two starts in which he allowed 12 runs in 5.1 innings, took the mound against the rebuilding Oakland Athletics. Paul Blackburn, a rookie running a 3.66 K/9 and surviving on a .230 BABIP, opposed the Mets. It’s tough to dress up a matchup between two mediocre pitchers (probably a […]


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 […]

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

Game Recap July 19: Playing for Pride

At this point in the season, wins and losses for the Mets don’t hold much meaning; they’re not going to get back in the race, and I think even most of the players would admit to that now. So as enjoyable as last night’s 7-3 win may have been, it really didn’t mean much towards anything. […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game recap July 7: Power play

Primer After losing two games to the Nationals and having the third mercifully rained out, the Mets come into St. Louis for their last series before the All Star Break. Jacob deGrom, on a fantastic run after some early season troubles, took the mound opposite Cardinal ace Carlos Martinez. It should have been a matchup […]

MLB: New York Yankees at New York Mets

Who We Think the Mets Should Trade

Life comes at you pretty fast. In one short month, the Mets have gone from Sandy Alderson proclaiming “A lot of the story [is] to be written,” to a resigned general manager sighing, “I think we have to be realistic about where we are” and “I don’t want to whitewash this. We haven’t played very well.” Most […]