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Game Recap June 20: This park is stupid

Coors Field, in theory, is a lot of fun. It’s a place where the baseball magically flies further, with dingers all over the place and double-digit run totals all the time. It’s extra-base hit galore, and every home run goes 450 feet. It’s like some kid messed with the settings on a video game. It’s a mythical […]

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

Game recap June 19: Coors

Primer The Mets have a nice little three-game win streak going, and they even got Jacob deGrom a win Monday. Brandon Nimmo is one of the best hitters in baseball, Michael Conforto is heating up and Jay Bruce is finally going on the DL. Things are almost looking up. Oh, except for the fact that […]

MLB: New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks

Game recap June 15: Things keep going from worse to worse

The Mets collective asses remain in the jackpot. As astonishingly terrible as things have been going for the Mets, what is equally shocking is just how long their complete offensive inadequacy has gone on. We’ve been watching this story for about six weeks now, and this team is just entirely incapable of getting out of […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap June 12: Mickey Callaway goes home

Primer Another trip to Atlanta, what could possibly go wrong? Zack Wheeler and the anemic Met offense squared off against Mike Foltynewicz and the best offense in the National League to start a two-game set. Game Recap Both starters worked around a first inning baserunner to settle into an early groove. Foltynewicz hit Michael Conforto […]

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Game recap June 9: Rinse and repeat

YANKEES 4, METS 3 If Mickey Callaway thought a lineup change would do the trick, it’s safe to assume he’s already back to the drawing board, pondering any possibility imaginable to spark this anemic Met offense. The Mets dropped the second game of the Subway Series, their eighth straight, all of which have come at […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap May 29: Who needs fingers anyway?

Primer After Monday’s day of arguably-too-much-baseball, the Mets and Braves were back at it again on Tuesday night after yet another rain delay. Steven Matz took the mound for the Mets, giving New York what appeared to be a significant advantage over Braves starter Anibal Sanchez. In more nightmarish news, Jose Reyes was in the […]

MLB: Game One-New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap May 28 (Game 1): Jacob deGrom deserves better

I love doubleheaders. I wish Major League Baseball would utilize them more regularly instead of just contingency plans for weather issues. Thanks to a rainout on April 22, the Mets were scheduled to play two games against the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves. Currently four games out of the division lead, Monday offered a unique […]

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Game recap May 26: Glad that’s over with

THE GOOD The Mets had 12 hits and scored six runs, which felt like an explosion considering the team’s recent offensive performance. The six runs were the most they’ve scored in a game since last Tuesday, when the Amazins’ put up a 12 spot against the Blue Jays. Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto both hit […]

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Game recap May 24: Doesn’t look like anything to me — What do you do with a calm win?

Mets 5, Brewers 0, Final You’ll forgive Mets fans for not knowing what to do with games like last night. Wednesday night’s late-inning implosion against the Marlins makes sense; that kind of collapse and waste of individual effort is baked into our DNA. Thursday’s display of exemplary starting pitching, extra-base hits and bullpen competence is simply […]