MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap May 22: A plane flight, a double, a loss

Primer After a month of futility, the Mets found themselves in another good patch, having won four straight games and facing the lowly Marlins again on Tuesday night. Even better, the Marlin killer Zack Wheeler (3-1, 2.85 ERA career against Miami) was on the mound, though he’s much less effective at home (8-18 5.31 ERA […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap May 21: Ace Jason Vargas

There are few things that bring me more dread than the thought of recapping a game that features Jason Vargas starting for the Mets. The Amazins’ prized free agent acquisition has been awful in 2018; in three starts, he’s surrendered multiple runs in the first inning of each game. It’s no secret that the Mets, […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Mets

Game Recap May 16: Bringers of rain

So it is technically my job to recap the Mets game yesterday to you, the reader, and talk about things you would care about reading. It is not my job to make it about myself, because you probably don’t care too much about me or my personal experiences. That said, I feel the best way I can fully convey the misery […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap May 11: Conforto Clutch

Has a team ever needed a hit like the one Michael Conforto delivered tonight more than the 2018 New York Mets? Mired in a miserable offensive stretch that has seen the Amazins’ get shut out three times in the last week and a half, and score only three times in their previous two games against […]

MLB: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

Game recap May 6: The Ian Desmond Game

WHO WON: The Ian Desmond-led Colorado Rockies WHAT HAPPENED, NOAH SYNDERGAARD DID NOT HAVE A NICE START: The easiest thing to do is to start with the negative. Sept. 7, 2016 was the last time Noah Syndergaard issued four free-passes in one start. In fact, over 68 career big league starts, Syndergaard had walked four […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap May 1: Welcome to the new dynasty

Primer Meet the Mets, same as the old Mets. Yoenis Cespedes was supposed to miss three days with a jammed thumb, instead he’s in the lineup after the team decided he didn’t even need an MRI. When have we heard that story before I wonder? Steven Matz also said he was fine, then was announced […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game recap April 26: Not with a bang, but with a blown save

Cardinals 4, Mets 3, final The cliché that baseball is a game of inches was never more true as the Mets came within a few of them of escaping St. Louis with a win Thursday. As the baseball hit off Jose Martinez’ bat eluded Juan Lagares’ glove in deep center field in the bottom of the […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap April 21: New season, same Mets

Jacob deGrom may be the unluckiest starting pitcher in all of baseball. deGrom turned in another fantastic start for the Mets Saturday night, as he struck out 10 and allowed only four hits in seven shutout innings. With the pitcher’s spot due up to begin the seventh, manager Mickey Callaway sent Wilmer Flores up to […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap April 20: Mets Make Mistakes, But Outlast Braves in 12

It wasn’t necessarily pretty, but the Mets persevered through a 12-inning marathon Friday night to top the Braves 5-3 and even their weekend series at Sun Trust Park. The game started with a bang for Atlanta, as after their starter Sean Newcomb tossed a scoreless first inning, second baseman Ozzie Albies greeted Mets ace Noah […]