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: Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets

Game recap May 20: That’s baseball, Amed

WHO WON: The Fightin’ Amed Rosario’s WHAT HAPPENED, A MATTER OF TIME: If you want an accurate recap of how the Mets hit, don’t look at Clay Buchholz’s line. The righty missed most of last season with an injury, but found a start with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Welcome back to The Show, here’s […]

Game recap April 15: A rout

Well that was a sight for sore eyes. After struggling to score only 17 collective runs in their past eight games, the Mets offense exploded for 12 runs on 16 hits in Tuesday night’s series-opening win over Toronto, an even more impressive feat when you consider both Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto did not play. […]

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds

Game recap May 8: The $16M starter

Primer Going into Tuesday’s game, Jason Vargas had a 16.20 ERA and a 5.40 HR/9. Luis Castillo had a 7.01 ERA and a 1.82 HR/9. Great American Ball Park allows almost 10% more home runs than the average ballpark. The Mets and Reds combined for 15 extra base hits Monday night, including seven home runs. […]

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds

Game recap May 7: That’s what winning looks like

Boy did the Mets need that one. Entering last night, the team was in a pretty noticeable tailspin, dropping all six games of last week’s homestand. On Monday, they resembled the explosive team we had the privilege of watching during the first few weeks of the season. New York rebounded in Cincinnati, defeating the Reds […]

MLB: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

Game recap May 4: Close, but no success

The Mets showed fight Friday night, but when it was all said and done the end result was the same as it’s been all week: walking off the field following a loss. New York’s weekend series with the Rockies could not have possibly begun any worse, with Zack Wheeler placing the Mets in an immediate deep […]

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 San Diego Padres

Game recap April 27: deGrom plays stopper

After dropping three of their previous four contests, including a gut-wrenching defeat in the rubber game in St. Louis Thursday, Jacob deGrom was exactly the man the Mets wanted on the mound Friday night. The team needed a stopper and the ace right-hander delivered in spades as New York topped the Padres 5-1 in the series opener. For […]

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 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 […]