MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 18: The opponent changes, the blueprint stays the same

Primer Having lost the last three games of their four game set in Miami, the Mets returned home to start a three game series against the Phillies with Zack Wheeler on the mound. Wheeler has been flashing his potential in an up-and-down start to the season, suffering from some bad luck with a 7.45 ERA […]

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Game recap April 15: The luck always runs out

What Happened, In a Moment: Terry Collins treated Fernando Salas as his lockdown Eighth Inning GuyTM instead of a reliever running on fumes. Salas surrendered back-to-back homers to give Miami a 5-4 win. deGrom Overpowering: It seems odd to say a pitcher needs to go deep because the bullpen is over-taxed in the second week […]

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Game Recap April 12: It’s Never Easy

Before yesterday, the last time Zack Wheeler had won a start was September 19, 2014, against the Atlanta Braves. The Mets won that game, 5-0. In the game, Eric Young Jr. batted leadoff for the Mets and played left field. Matt den Dekker started in center. Dilson Herrera started at second base. Eric Campbell, Anthony Recker, and Bobby […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap April 9: Syndergaard, Conforto and puppies

WHO WON: The dog-friendly Mets WHAT HAPPENED, SYNDERGAARD FLEXES ANGLING SKILLS, CATCHES MARLINS CHASING THE BAIT 16 TIMES: Yes, that is just one drawn out fishing pun to say Noah Syndergaard did well on Sunday night against the Miami Marlins. Sure, I could’ve said “Syndergaard uses sinkers and hooks to fillet the Marlins,” or “Syndergaard […]

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Game recap April 8: Lucas Duda homered, other people did less good things

What happened, in a moment Keith Hernandez threw paper in to a garbage can before SNY went to commercial in the seventh, giving the perfect (unintended?) metaphor for the Mets listless offense in a 8-1 loss. Rough start for Gsellman Robert Gsellman was a nice unexpected surprise at the end of last season. This year […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap April 6: Dread, then Sunlight, then (possible) Dread

Mets fans live to dread, and the weather in New York provided the perfect backdrop—with gray skies and ominous thunder rolling in the distance—either for the climactic scene of a gothic novel or the return of Matt Harvey to the mound—Willets’ very own Heathcliff. As the Mets have worked their way through this high-ceiling rotation […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap April 3: Together we’ll ring in the new year

WHO WON: The Mets, and anyone who watched this pitcher’s duel WHAT HAPPENED, NOAH SYNDERGAARD IS REALLY GOOD AT BASEBALL: It has been a while since we’ve seen Noah Syndergaard pitch in a regular season game but, in case you forgot, he is good. Well, he’s better than good. He was dominant. He struck out […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap October 1: Well, they did it

James Loney made contact, then turned towards the Mets dugout and flipped his bat before running to first. At the beginning of the season, this wouldn’t make any sense. In the middle of August, we’d assume the below replacement level first baseman made another out as the season was slipping away. We’d seen this story before. In […]