MLB: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres

Padres Series Preview July 24-27

The Mets (45-51) begin a ten-game road trip on Monday night at spacious Petco Park against Andy Green’s San Diego Padres (43-55). New York has won four of five, their streak snapped on Sunday with a 3-2 loss to Oakland. The Padres return home after taking three of four in San Francisco. While these two […]

MLB: Oakland Athletics at New York Mets

Game recap July 22: The Wilmer Flores Walkoff

Mets brought 15,000 Noah Syndergaard bobbleheads to Citi Field last night. If fans were fortunate enough, they could sit in line for hours waiting for the gates to open and actually get rewarded for it. Of course, there weren’t enough bobbleheads to go around. All those fans stuck in line arrived to a stadium ill-prepared […]

MLB: Oakland Athletics at New York Mets

Game recap July 21: Michael Conforto Home Run Hour

Primer The struggling Steven Matz, following up two starts in which he allowed 12 runs in 5.1 innings, took the mound against the rebuilding Oakland Athletics. Paul Blackburn, a rookie running a 3.66 K/9 and surviving on a .230 BABIP, opposed the Mets. It’s tough to dress up a matchup between two mediocre pitchers (probably a […]

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

Game recap July 18: Well, that escalated quickly

I must admit, after the weekend series against Colorado, I was still holding out hope. There’s enough baseball left for anything to happen. However, it’s time to accept the facts, the main being that this Mets team just isn’t equipped to rattle off the 10 or 15 wins needed to thrust themselves back into contention. […]

MLB: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

Game recap July 14: Welcome back

Primer After being snubbed for the All-Star Game, Jacob deGrom got the first start for the Mets out of the break, squaring off against the second Wild Card team Rockies. Jon Gray, the Rockies’ opening day starter who missed significant time with a stress fracture in his foot, made his sixth start. Perhaps most importantly, […]

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Colorado Rockies

Rockies Series Preview July 14-16

The Mets host Colorado this weekend for a three-game series to kick off the unofficial second half of the season, one which figures to see significant roster turnover with Terry Collins’ club facing double-digit deficits in both the division and Wild Card races. The Rockies come out of the All-Star break with a rather firm […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game recap July 8: At least Jay Bruce can hit

Despite all the confusion about whether the Mets are officially sellers yet and Michael Conforto’s place in the lineup, I thought Saturday’s game would be a respite. Adam Wainwright is now a below replacement level pitcher. The Mets should be able to pound their former tormentor. Even if the pitching and fielding collapse, it never […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game recap July 7: Power play

Primer After losing two games to the Nationals and having the third mercifully rained out, the Mets come into St. Louis for their last series before the All Star Break. Jacob deGrom, on a fantastic run after some early season troubles, took the mound opposite Cardinal ace Carlos Martinez. It should have been a matchup […]

MLB: New York Yankees at New York Mets

Who We Think the Mets Should Trade

Life comes at you pretty fast. In one short month, the Mets have gone from Sandy Alderson proclaiming “A lot of the story [is] to be written,” to a resigned general manager sighing, “I think we have to be realistic about where we are” and “I don’t want to whitewash this. We haven’t played very well.” Most […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals

Nationals series preview: July 3-5

Whether or not you believe the Mets have a chance at the playoffs this season (they don’t), this three-game Nationals series is as close to a final bell as you could hope for. New York currently sits 9.5 games behind the Nats in the East (and two games behind the Braves) and 8.5 behind the […]