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 19: Weird baseball

Baseball is weird. On a night that Clayton Kershaw, the de facto best pitcher in baseball, was staked to a 7-0 lead, we saw a below average team claw their way back into a game that they had no business clawing back into. Unfortunately, the Mets still came up empty, dropping 10-6  to the Los […]

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 […]

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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: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game recap June 3: When the bullpen moves actually work

Welcome to pitcher abuse weekend! Throughout the country, college managers will ask their pitchers to go further than ever before or come back on short rest to try and survive playing up to five games in four days. I expected to see closers coming in for multiple innings. I expected to groan as young pitchers […]

MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

How Mets pitching went so very wrong

*All statistics to date through May 23 The New York Mets entered the 2017 season with almost the same team as 2016, but with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler back from injuries instead of Bartolo Colon. Instead of continuing the success of the past two seasons, the Mets find themselves in a much worse position. As of June […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game recap June 1: The abyss beckons

Brewers 2, Mets 1 It was a given after Wednesday’s number one heard ‘round the world that there was little the Mets could or would do with their on-field product to distract from the dire state of affairs. While they hold second place in the NL East, they trail the Nationals by almost ten games, […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets

Game recap May 30: Jay saves the day

A cold, unsettling mist fell over Citi Field last night. As television cameras turned to fans bundling up in the seats, Jerry Blevins walked in a run to start the baseball discomfort. The Mets’ reliable lefty just needed one more out to escape the seventh with a lead. He got a pop up. Everyone watching […]

MLB: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

Game Recap May 27: Edge of collapse

Mets News It’s news when the Mets win a game, as they did Friday night behind the second-best pitcher in the National League by 2017 WARP. Jacob deGrom’s 2.64 Wins Above Replacement Player through his first 10 starts exceeds that of every other starter except the Nationals’ Max Scherzer, at 2.80. By Deserved Run Average, deGrom’s […]