MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap August 20: Sunday bloody Sunday

WHO WON: The Miami not-Mets WHAT HAPPENED, A WEIRD START: Weird is the best way to describe Jacob deGrom’s start on Sunday afternoon. With eight strikeouts and no walks in 6.1 innings, you might think he shined – except there’s more to this story. deGrom gave up 10 hits and allowed five earned runs, three […]

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 15: Night terrors

Nationals 8, Mets 3 Is it the curse of Tom Terrific? June 15, 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of Tom Seaver’s departure for Cincinnati, a trade that perhaps many readers of this site are too young to remember, but those in the know have been able to reduce their parents and grandparents to tears by […]

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2017 Mets Affiliate Previews: Las Vegas 51s

Triple-A is not the most attractive level to prospect watchers. The rosters are mostly loaded with your team’s role 3 and 4 40-man fodder, useful organizational soldiers, and minor league FA relief arms. And some of those prospects you thought might be significant major league pieces in A-ball, have turned into role 3 and 4s […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 25: That, my friends, is a blowout

Robert Gsellman impressed with his best appearance yet – eight strikeouts over seven scoreless innings. However, the more notable pitching performances came from the Phillies, whose pitchers combined to hit four batters, walk nine, and allow 14 hits. Emblematic of these struggles, Jose Reyes came to the plate with the bases loaded in four (!) separate […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 24: Close only counts in horseshoes and pre-replay neighborhood plays at second base

When the scoreboard flashed 10-0 in the fourth, some fans thought “no problem, we can come back. We’ve already seen record comebacks this week!” It’s one thing to dream about setting the record for biggest comeback in team history. After Terry Collins took out his four leading hitters, the replace-Mets did more than dream. They brought […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap September 11: You know the name…

Seth Lugo put up seven strong innings and Yoenis Cespedes drove in five runs following an emotional pre-game ceremony in Atlanta. In the last game the team will ever play at Turner Field, the offense put up a lead so insurmountable that the Mets’ own bullpen could not overcome it with their command struggles. The […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

See You In September!

September is upon us. The leaves are changing, the Mets are still on the edge of the playoff race, and major league teams can recall up to 40 players to the active roster. Four call-ups have already been confirmed by Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. I brought out my Magic 8-Ball to predict […]

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Mid-Season Mets Top 10 Prospect Update

With another Rule 4 draft in the books, and the A-ball first-half break just around the corner, this seems like a good time to check in our preseason Mets Top 10 Prospect List that I compiled with the help of the BP Prospect team. The Top 10 1. Steven Matz, LHP Current Assignment: New York […]

MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Minor League Mets: April In Review

It hardly seems right that the season’s first month has come and gone, but here we are again looking at May. To be fair, April is the shortest month of the season, as the Mets minor league affiliates combined to play only 87 games in the month. So, lets take stock. What did we learn? … […]