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 […]

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Rockies Series Preview: August 1-3

It’s the time of year when good teams are acquiring talent and bad teams get to euphemize meaningless games by trying to play spoiler. The Rockies still hold the second wild card, so the Mets can at least pretend that these games matter to both participants. Oh also, Amed Rosario is here. WHEN AND WHERE […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres

Game Recap July 25: Yo’s Heroics

Without Yoenis Cespedes, there is no magical run to the 2015 World Series. There is no tears-of-joy-inducing video montage, there is no beatdown of the Cubs and there is no heartbreak during Game 5 in Flushing. And, after each of the last two seasons, it seemed as if there would be no more Yo for […]

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 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: 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: Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals Series Preview July 7-9

In their final series before the All-Star break, New York (38-45) visits Busch Stadium to face a streaky Cardinals (41-44) club that has dropped three of five after winning six of seven. The Mets lost both games of a rain-shortened set against division-leading Washington earlier this week. St. Louis, four back in the loss column […]