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: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game Recap April 18: Redemption

The past few days have been a trying time in Metsland. After Monday’s heartbreaker in which the team blew a 6-1 lead in the eighth inning, followed by Tuesday’s frustrating loss, it was looking like the early-season mirage was over. The Mets were still the same old losers, and the Nationals still owned them. It was back […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap April 17: Death by a thousand papercuts

Primer One night removed from the latest in a long series of heartbreaking losses to the Nationals, life goes on for the 2018 Mets. Zack Wheeler took the mound, coming off of his brilliant season debut against the Marlins and facing the first real lineup he’s seen. Opposing him was long-time Met killer Gio Gonzalez, […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets

Game recap April 13: Glove Potion No. 9

On a day the Mets listened to countless talking heads belittle their dominant beginning to the 2018 season by using their cataclysmic catching situation as a reason it won’t be good enough over the long haul, New York drowned out the noise en route to their ninth consecutive victory. Friday night’s series opener with the […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap April 11: I don’t know what’s happening, but I like it

The New York Mets are the best team in baseball. With their 4-1 victory over the Marlins last night, they are tied with the Angels for the most wins in the league with 10, though the fighting Mike Trouts are 10-3, while New York is 10-1. So that means the Mets have a better winning percentage, which means […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap April 9: Is this too good to be true?

After the New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night, a tweet by The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey caught my eye and summed up exactly how I was feeling. “This Mets season feels so good already, which likely means it will go bad in fantastic, operatic fashion. Like ‘Team plane flies into an alternate […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game recap April 8: Surging Mets complete statement sweep in D.C.

It’s dangerous to put too much stock in an early April series, but what the Mets just accomplished in D.C. this weekend certainly sent shots over the Nationals’ bow. New York’s 6-5 win in 12 innings on Sunday night completed a three-game sweep against their arch rivals, but the way the Mets won was indicative […]

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 31: The injury bug is back

Mets 6, Cardinals 2, final Thursday’s Opening Day win went about as well as Mickey Callaway could’ve hoped for: a dominant start by Noah Syndergaard, an offense that produced nine runs on twelve hits, and no injuries to report. The win reaffirmed the line of thinking held by Met fans all throughout the offseason; keep […]

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 […]