MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap September 30: Only one more of these to go

Terry Collins began 2017 with more losses than any other New York Mets manager. Regardless of what happens tomorrow, this year will be Collins’ worst performance in Queens. It’s no surprise that reporters are focused less on the last few games than the bigger questions of whether Collins, general manager Sandy Alderson, and pitching coach […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap September 24: Only seven more of these to go

WHO WON: It was…not the Mets WHAT HAPPENED, ONE MISTAKE: Sunday was one of those typical Jacob deGrom starts. He did about everything he could to put the Mets in a position to win, but it just didn’t happen when everything was said and done. After opening the action with five strikeouts in two innings, […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap September 22: Only nine more of these to go

Primer In the latest installment of Mets-ian injury luck, Jacob deGrom was pushed back from his Friday night start against the Nationals with a stomach ailment. Instead, Robert Gsellman took the mound against the NL East champions. Gsellman had a great start in Atlanta his last time out, but has been very disappointing after a […]

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Game recap September 17: The Good Robert Gsellman

WHO WON: The blue and gray Mets! WHAT HAPPENED, THE NORI AOKI GAME: Normally I lead my recaps off with pitching, but yesterday was different. It deserves a shakeup, all thanks to the one of the one they call Norichika Aoki. Leading off for the Mets on Sunday, Aoki reached base four times (two singles, a […]

MLB: Texas Rangers at Atlanta Braves

Braves Series Preview September 15-17

The Mets head into Atlanta for the final time this season, with both division rivals focused on next year. After winning four in a row, New York has dropped four straight to fall back to 20 games under .500. Terry Collins’ beleaguered pitching staff made history this week by allowing 39 runs on Chicago’s North […]

MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs

Game recap September 15: Swept away

Cubs 14, Mets 6 Final In the bottom of the seventh inning of last night’s shellacking, Phil Evans took the field at third and Matt Reynolds replaced Jose Reyes at short — Reyes had himself replaced Amed Rosario, who left the game in the fifth with a tight hip flexor. As the few hopeful signs […]

MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs

Game Recap September 13: Wrecked in Wrigley

Saturday, October 17, 2015. Two of the best pitchers in baseball, Matt Harvey and Jon Lester, faced off against each other in a highly-anticipated Game 1 of the 2015 NLCS. Harvey fired 7.2 brilliant innings, fanning nine Cubs batters and only allowing two runs on four hits. Lester didn’t pitch as well, going only six innings […]

MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs

Game recap September 12: Blown out of the Windy City

What will you remember most about the 2017 Mets season? When you look back on this Mets season in 15 years—assuming, of course, that the world has not been destroyed in a nuclear war by then, and baseball still exists in its current form—what will stand out the most? Yes, the injuries were a major issue. […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 5: When the Phillies play like the Nationals

Good news, everyone. If you were one of those delusional fans who were counting on the Mets to make a miracle run and power their way back into the NL East race, you can finally put those aspirations to rest. The Mets were officially eliminated in their divisional race after being shellacked by the last-place […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game recap August 26: TKO

Part of why we love baseball is the feeling that we can’t fully predict anything. Then there are games like Saturday, where the outcome felt like it was decided in the first inning. Asdrubal Cabrera got bad coaching and was easily thrown out at home. Robert Gsellman and Amed Rosario’s mistakes in the field led […]