MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap June 24: Jacob deGrom, the last true bright spot

Jacob deGrom entered Saturday’s game against the Giants striking out more batters than ever before, but most metrics place this as his worst season with the Mets. How can both of these things be true? It’s not just an issue of deGrom having two bad starts and then being an ace during his last three outings. […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap June 23: Movable force, meet stoppable object

Primer Well, even if the Mets front office has left a lot to be desired recently, they at least can recognize a lost season. A day after getting swept in a four-game series by the Dodgers, the Mets made it known that their free agents to be are available. Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, […]

MLB: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

Game recap June 22: The wheels come off

Dodgers 6, Mets 3 The Mets could not get out of Los Angeles fast enough, but it seemed they needed to first plumb the depths of different ways to lose before they went, suffering a sweep to the Dodgers in a game that wasn’t so much a replay of the 2015 playoffs (“Clash of the […]

MLB: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

Game Recap June 22: Pill Can’t Alleviate Mets’ Woes

The Mets have had a rash of underperformance in their starting rotation lately. And last night, they turned to Tyler Pill against the Dodgers in hopes he could turn things around for them. But Pill was not effective, because he’s not a very good pitcher. Starting not-very-good pitchers is fine once in a while, but it’s […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap June 16: Fading hope

Primer With the slim bit of hope remaining for the 2017 season hanging in the balance, Steven Matz faced off against Max Scherzer in the second game of the Mets’ four-game set with the Nationals. Matz made his season debut in Atlanta last week, tossing seven innings of one-run ball and showing no signs of […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap June 15: Night terrors

Nationals 8, Mets 3 Is it the curse of Tom Terrific? June 15, 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of Tom Seaver’s departure for Cincinnati, a trade that perhaps many readers of this site are too young to remember, but those in the know have been able to reduce their parents and grandparents to tears by […]

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Game Recap June 14: Actually Entertaining Baseball

Wednesday seemed like it was just another day in the life of the 2017 New York Mets. The day started out with the news that everyone’s favorite relief pitcher, Rafael Montero, was returning to New York to re-join the Mets. A little later on, things got even worse when the corresponding roster move was announced. Josh […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap June 9: A new way to disappoint

Primer The Mets opened up a four-game series in Atlanta facing Julio Teheran for the fourth time this season. Teheran was fantastic against the Mets on Opening Day, mediocre against them later in April, and got shellacked on May 1. Teheran has been particularly bad in the Braves’ new bandbox of a ballpark, with an […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros

Braves Series Preview June 9-11

Losers of five of seven after splitting a pair in Arlington, the scuffling Mets visit Atlanta’s new ballpark for the second time this season to play a four-game weekend set that includes a split-admission twin-bill on Saturday. Owners of the second-worst earned run average in the majors, a once-promising set of arms that has drawn […]

MLB: New York Mets at Texas Rangers

Game Recap June 6: Not Like This

Mets News Yesterday afternoon, the Wilpon family lost a lawsuit in New York’s highest court. The Court of Appeals decided that the Wilpons may not replace Citi Field’s parking lot — which is technically New York City parkland — with a privately owned shopping mall. The Wilpons had argued that their proposed development on the other side of […]