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Game recap July 20: A second half team

Noah Syndergaard held the potent Yankees offense to only one run, Yoenis Cespedes had two hits including a home run and Michael Conforto drove in three runs during Friday night’s series opener with the Yankees. In a lot of ways, this game was everything the Mets envisioned could be routine when they broke camp in […]

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Game recap July 13: That’s more like it

While trade rumors continue to swirl around the Mets’ pitching staff, Noah Syndergaard’s return from a lengthy DL stint gave the club a glimpse of why they should potentially not deal from their only strength. Syndergaard wasn’t quite dominant, but he was plenty good enough Friday night, limiting the Nationals to only one run across […]

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Game recap July 9: The Enigma

Mets 4, Phillies 3 During any given start, Zack Wheeler can look like the ace many projected him to be once upon a time. The problem though is that during any given start, Zack Wheeler can also look like a backend starter that should be moved to the bullpen. The 6’4 right-hander is an enigma, […]

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Mets

Game recap July 8: Not a perfect game

WHO WON: For the 51st time, it wasn’t the Mets. WHAT HAPPENED, THE GOOD: There were plenty of bad things that happened on Sunday, but cheer up. It wasn’t all for naught, right? There were…some good things that happened. Right? …Right. Here were the positives that came out of Sunday: Brandon Nimmo singled in the seventh to […]

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Mets

Game recap July 6: Grand finale

Most of America has been celebrating the Fourth of July all week, and on Friday night the Mets provided their own fireworks complete with a grand finale. Jose Bautista appeared done earlier this year when the longtime Blue Jay was cut by Atlanta, but since signing with the Amazins, he’s become a surprisingly successful reclamation project. […]

MLB: New York Mets at Toronto Blue Jays

Game recap July 3: Dear Mets, your bullpen is bad and you should feel bad

Primer Some of us are still watching these games, for whatever reason. Maybe we enjoy being frustrated on some level. Maybe we’re just too damn hot from the heat wave. Regardless of the reason, we didn’t even get the usual enjoyment of GKR, with Gary Apple and Ron taking over the broadcasting while the real […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap June 29: No end in sight

On Friday night the Mets continued their furious surge…towards the worst record in the National League. New York’s night in Miami got off to a rocky start long before first pitch, when starting pitcher Jacob deGrom had to be scratched late due to a family emergency. In his place, young Corey Oswalt made his first […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap June 22: Bellinger blast undoes Wheeler’s night

For six of his seven innings Friday night, Mets starter Zack Wheeler was in complete control. The sixth inning, however, was a different story thanks to one big swing from LA first baseman Cody Bellinger. Wheeler easily breezed through the first two innings of this game, retiring the first six Dodgers hitters with four punch-outs. […]