MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap October 2: Good thing this game didn’t matter

Gabriel Ynoa was a little shaky, but kept the Mets in Game 162 by only allowing one run in his 4.2 innings. However, the Phillies celebrated Ryan Howard’s final game with the team by doing damage to the bullpen in the seventh. However, this game was largely uneventful, as the Mets rested players and pulled […]


Game recap September 30: Jay Bruce got hot

Despite the Cardinals winning on a missed call on Thursday night, the Mets remained on the precipice of clinching – a win over the Phillies and a Pirate win over St. Louis would assure them at least one of the two wild card spots. With the postseason spot waiting to be claimed, Robert Gsellman got […]


Game recap September 18: King of the jungle

Gabriel Ynoa handled himself admirably in his first MLB start as he struck out eight Twins while allowing a single walk over 4.2 innings. The series sweep of Minnesota was confirmed by the bats of T.J. Rivera and Michael Conforto, as Jerry Blevins earned the multi-inning save. Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares made guest appearances in […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap September 11: You know the name…

Seth Lugo put up seven strong innings and Yoenis Cespedes drove in five runs following an emotional pre-game ceremony in Atlanta. In the last game the team will ever play at Turner Field, the offense put up a lead so insurmountable that the Mets’ own bullpen could not overcome it with their command struggles. The […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap September 9: The Mets are never going to lose again

Though the Mets did not play on Thursday, they entered their Friday night game against the Braves (the start of their last ever series at Turner Field) with improved playoff position. Somehow, despite running single digit playoff odds a month ago, the Mets found themselves in sole possession of the second wild card after the […]

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds

Game recap September 7: A little bit of talent and a lot of good luck

As someone who hadn’t watched the 2016 Reds before this series, I assumed they were a bad baseball team because they lacked talent. The matchup between hitters and pitchers is so individualistic that the whole is usually close to the sum of the parts (plus or minus luck). Players get years of professional instruction before […]

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds

Game Recap September 6: Mets Continue Power Surge, Bullpen Bails Out Montero

The Mets hit four home runs and were backed by 4.2 innings of scoreless relief, defeating the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Playing in front of a sparse crowd at Great American Ball Park, New York (73-66) remained one game behind in the NL Wild Card race following the […]


Game recap September 5: We’ll sleep when we’re dead

In a sentence: The split-squad road team pulled off an improbably win after an all-nighter and took the first game of the series from the Reds 5-0. The good: The Mets weren’t supposed to win this game. It was the day game after a night game, hungover on celebratory champagne with your starters rehabbing strained hamstrings […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap September 3: Russian roulette

Since the Mets called up three more hitters than Las Vegas, it made me think of how much Terry Collins gambles every time he fills out the lineup card. Will Yoenis Cespedes be healthy enough to play? He gets in. But what about the other outfield positions? Jay Bruce did well before the trade. Michael […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap September 2: If the Mets lose but don’t lose any ground, does it still count? (Yes.)

Matt Harvey had Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and is done for the season. Zack Wheeler has had multiple setbacks and is done for the season. Steven Matz has a barking shoulder and a bone spur in his elbow and is possibly done for the season. Jacob deGrom has elbow inflammation and will miss another start. Noah […]