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The 2018 Mets Minor League Awards

MVP: Peter Alonso Tyler Oringer: Well, this one is obvious. If you’ve been following any of my coverage throughout the season, you know how much I love the future first baseman for the Mets. The fact that the 23-year old was not called up this season in order to manipulate service time for his age […]

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Game recap September 18: Bullpen blowup

Primer The Mets are already eliminated from postseason contention. The Phillies are mathematically still in it but realistically out of the race. For this game, the most important thing for the Mets would be getting to Aaron Nola, so that they can actually help Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young resume in a roundabout way. Steven Matz […]

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Game recap September 15 – Ah, September baseball

In three September appearances, Corey Oswalt has allowed seven earned runs in just 5.2 innings, spanning two starts and a relief outing. The AL East-leading Red Sox were the latest team to take advantage of an inefficient Oswalt, who recorded just five outs despite throwing 61 pitches on the afternoon. Trouble found the 25-year-old immediately, […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap August 31: Curse of the Bullpen

Zack Wheeler has been on an absolute roll for the better part of the past three months, and despite another dominant outing on Friday night, the righty was dealt a tough luck loss against the club that drafted him. For most of the evening, Wheeler found himself locked in a tight pitcher’s duel with Giants’ […]

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Game recap August 10: Wheelin’ and Dealin’

When the Mets traded Carlos Beltran and his expiring contract to San Francisco in July 2011, they envisioned the Single-A pitcher they brought back in return, Zack Wheeler, becoming a staple in their starting five and a dominating force in their rotation for years to come. It has taken roughly seven years, but the Mets’ […]

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets

Game recap August 7: Jason Vargas leaves early, a love story

Primer It’s a Jason Vargas start. Don’t think much more really needs to be said. At least the greatest second baseman of all time – Jeff McNeil – is still in the lineup. Game Recap Mercifully, Jason Vargas wasn’t in the game for long. After recording only one out and giving up three hits, an almost […]