MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap April 27: This too shall pass (right?)

Atlanta 7, New York 5 You can’t say that Terry Collins has lost this team, as the Mets mounted a two-out rally in the bottom of the ninth and brought the tying run to the plate in the final at bat for what seemed like the upteenth game. You can’t fault the veterans as Jay […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies

Braves series preview April 25-27

The sky is falling in Flushing as the reeling Mets welcome last-place Atlanta to Citi Field for the second time this month in the midst of 32 straight games against National League East opponents to open the season. Playing shorthanded offensively due to a bevy of injuries to key players, New York was swept by […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap April 22: Not a no-hitter

What Happened, In One Weird Stat Line: Jacob deGrom set new career highs in both whiffs (27) and walks (6) as the Nationals won 3-1. deGrom’s Return: deGrom was scratched Friday with a stiff neck. He started Saturday by making the Nationals look stiff on a series of high 90s fastballs. Adam Eaton went down […]

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Game recap April 21: Pitchers hitting, pitchers running, some pitchers pitching better than others

Primer A bruised and battered Met team faced off against the Washington Nationals, starting a three-game set over the weekend to start the season series against their biggest rival for the division crown. Jacob deGrom was slated to start, but was of course hurt (stiff neck), meaning Matt Harvey got to move up a day […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 20: Everybody hurts sometimes

WHO WON: The red and gray not-Mets WHAT HAPPENED, A ROUGH START: The Mets looked great on the defensive end in the first inning. They looked great, but that’s probably because Noah Syndergaard struck out the side. What about when baseballs were put in play? Well, that’s another story. Things started to unravel in the […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 18: The opponent changes, the blueprint stays the same

Primer Having lost the last three games of their four game set in Miami, the Mets returned home to start a three game series against the Phillies with Zack Wheeler on the mound. Wheeler has been flashing his potential in an up-and-down start to the season, suffering from some bad luck with a 7.45 ERA […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap April 16: Get us out of Miami

Marlins 4, Mets 2 The Mets showed flashes of competence, but ultimately just ran out of gas, losing the last three games against Miami; this one culminated in a heartbreaking walk-off surrendered by Addison Reed to Miami rookie JT Riddle, who hit his first major league home run in style. The ending was a particularly […]

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Game recap April 15: The luck always runs out

What Happened, In a Moment: Terry Collins treated Fernando Salas as his lockdown Eighth Inning GuyTM instead of a reliever running on fumes. Salas surrendered back-to-back homers to give Miami a 5-4 win. deGrom Overpowering: It seems odd to say a pitcher needs to go deep because the bullpen is over-taxed in the second week […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game Recap April 14: No Rest for the Weary

Mets News Entering last night’s game, the first-place Mets had won five in a row. I’d say the Mets were “fresh off their fifth straight victory,” but nobody was fresh after Thursday’s five-hour-and-thirty-eight-minute, 16-inning affair. Except Sean Gilmartin. He was recalled from Las Vegas today to bolster a bullpen that had thrown 18 innings over the past […]

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Game Recap April 12: It’s Never Easy

Before yesterday, the last time Zack Wheeler had won a start was September 19, 2014, against the Atlanta Braves. The Mets won that game, 5-0. In the game, Eric Young Jr. batted leadoff for the Mets and played left field. Matt den Dekker started in center. Dilson Herrera started at second base. Eric Campbell, Anthony Recker, and Bobby […]