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 New York Yankees

Game Recap August 14: Hansel Pitched, Hansel Pointed, Hansel Blew It

In this lost season, most Mets games — especially the losses — have followed a similar pattern, almost resembling that of a Choose Your Own Adventure. If the Mets are able to piece together some hits and score some runs, they might get a few solid innings from their starting pitcher before the bullpen inevitably […]

MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

Yankees Series Preview August 14-17

The Mets (53-62) make the short trek into the Bronx on Monday to face their crosstown rivals in this year’s edition of the unofficial Subway Series, at a time where both clubs are playing for very different stakes. When the schedule was released over the winter, many looked at this week as a potential showcase […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap August 13: Walking home winners

WHO WON: The Mets! WHAT HAPPENED, SUNDAY WHO: Going into yesterday, the Mets had a six-game Sunday losing streak, made worse by a -69 run differential. Despite a first inning two-run homer by Michael Conforto, the Mets initially looked like they would continue this trend. The bottom half of the first featured a bases-loaded, no-out […]

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. […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap August 10: Back home in Philly

Mets 10, Phillies 0 Final In a matchup between two teams playing for the future, the lopsided outcome was not in doubt as the Mets put up three runs in the first and never looked back. In a season that has offered both Mets pitchers and fans unending pain, an otherwise dominant night was marred […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap August 5: Blame Collins, not Sewald

When Michael Conforto strode to the plate in the second inning, the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers had every reason to be worried. The Mets were already up 3-0 and had two runners on. Conforto had already homered in his first at-bat. Dodgers’ lefty Rich Hill couldn’t fool anyone with his straight 90 mph fastball. So […]

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

Game recap August 3: Shrimp

Mets 4, Rockies 5; Final In the end, even the arrival of Amed Rosario was too much good to be enjoyed. A lost season? Once-in-a-generation pitching on the shelf? All that was needed was a slapstick end to this road trip to make sure no one mistook this team for contenders any time soon. As […]

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 […]