MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap August 20: Sunday bloody Sunday

WHO WON: The Miami not-Mets WHAT HAPPENED, A WEIRD START: Weird is the best way to describe Jacob deGrom’s start on Sunday afternoon. With eight strikeouts and no walks in 6.1 innings, you might think he shined – except there’s more to this story. deGrom gave up 10 hits and allowed five earned runs, three […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap August 19: Oh yeah, this is what winning is like

Going in to the season, everyone in baseball assumed the San Diego Padres would be the league’s worst team by a mile. After losing every game so far this week, the Mets began Saturday tied with those lowly Padres! The best thing for the Mets might be losing five or six games a week. Baseball’s […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap August 18: Marginal players

Primer Watching Met games is hard these days. Writing detailed accounts of the happenings of those games is even more dreary. If I were a quarter as talented as someone like Grant Brisbee, perhaps these recaps would be more enjoyable to write and read, despite the Mets’ consistently poor performance. Unfortunately for you and me, I’m […]

MLB: New York Yankees at New York Mets

Game recap August 17: So close, yet never close enough

Yankees 7, Mets 5, Final The Mets went into last night’s Subway Series finale hoping to avoid only the second series sweep on the losing side in more than twenty years of the midsummer meet-ups. Better late than never: while it was still not to be, for eight innings the Mets seemed less in a […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap August 12: A trade and, I guess, a game

“We still have inventory,” Sandy Alderson said after Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the Phillies. I’m not sure any reporters really wanted to talk to Alderson about another lousy game in a disappointing year. No, reporters were talking to Alderson about the Mets trading away Neil Walker to Milwaukee for a player to be named later. […]

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Game recap August 11: Amed Rosario saves the day

Primer The Mets are bad. The Phillies are worse. At this time of the year, that leads to some pretty boring games, and the matchup of Seth Lugo and Nick Pivetta didn’t really do much to change that perception. On the other hand, there are plenty of prospects in the major leagues for mediocre teams at […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

Phillies Series Preview August 10-13

On the heels of yet another disappointing homestand where they were lucky to eke out one win, the Mets (50-61) head to Philadelphia to face a rebuilding club sporting the majors’ worst record. After dropping the first five on their recent road trip, the Phillies (42-69) salvaged the final three games before returning to Citizens […]

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

Game Recap August 2: Flexen Their Muscles

Last night, the Mets rode a classic Coors Field offensive eruption to overcome a 5-0 deficit and knock off the wild-card-leading Rockies in a fun come-from-behind win. Chris Flexen got off to a decent start, wiggling out of tight spots in both of the first two innings. He worked around doubles in each inning and didn’t allow a run […]

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees

What You Need To Know: July 31

Monday Takeaway Last Monday, Jacob deGrom continued a string of excellent pitching performances. The number of the game was “8,” as he pitched eight strong innings against the Padres, with eight strikeouts, for his eighth straight win. Try saying that three times fast. deGrom was also solid against the Mariners on Saturday, although he was […]