MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap September 29: Only two more of these to go

Primer The Mets are bad. The Phillies are worse. Ben Lively is mediocre (bordering on bad). Matt Harvey is worse. Both teams are better served by losing. It’s late season baseball at the bottom of the standings, folks, so get excited. Game Recap In what is probably (hopefully) his last series in a Mets uniform, […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap September 24: Only seven more of these to go

WHO WON: It was…not the Mets WHAT HAPPENED, ONE MISTAKE: Sunday was one of those typical Jacob deGrom starts. He did about everything he could to put the Mets in a position to win, but it just didn’t happen when everything was said and done. After opening the action with five strikeouts in two innings, […]

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Game recap September 18: Matt Harvey is bad now

Primer It’s been a while since I’ve written one of these. The distraction of starting a Ph.D. and moving back to my native NYC has been rather nice, giving me a multitude of excuses to duck out on watching a bad Mets team drag the corpse of their season across the finish line. It’s always […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 4: Death, taxes, and crushing the Phillies

There are only a few true certainties in life. Death, taxes, and the Mets thrashing the Phillies. That’s just what the Amazins’ did in Flushing on Monday, rebounding from an abhorrent series against the Astros to defeat Philadelphia 11-7. The victory allowed the Mets to keep the grim reaper at the gate and stave off […]

MLB: New York Yankees at New York Mets

Game recap August 17: So close, yet never close enough

Yankees 7, Mets 5, Final The Mets went into last night’s Subway Series finale hoping to avoid only the second series sweep on the losing side in more than twenty years of the midsummer meet-ups. Better late than never: while it was still not to be, for eight innings the Mets seemed less in a […]

MLB: New York Mets at New York Yankees

Game Recap August 14: Hansel Pitched, Hansel Pointed, Hansel Blew It

In this lost season, most Mets games — especially the losses — have followed a similar pattern, almost resembling that of a Choose Your Own Adventure. If the Mets are able to piece together some hits and score some runs, they might get a few solid innings from their starting pitcher before the bullpen inevitably […]

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Game recap August 11: Amed Rosario saves the day

Primer The Mets are bad. The Phillies are worse. At this time of the year, that leads to some pretty boring games, and the matchup of Seth Lugo and Nick Pivetta didn’t really do much to change that perception. On the other hand, there are plenty of prospects in the major leagues for mediocre teams at […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap August 6: A ho-hum loss in a ho-hum season

Primer Steven Matz has been awful since returning from the disabled list, and the Dodgers have the second highest tAV in baseball. The Dodgers have also hit three or more home runs in all six games they’ve played against the Mets, unsurprisingly winning all of those games. Tough to imagine a worse matchup for Matz […]

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

Game recap August 3: Shrimp

Mets 4, Rockies 5; Final In the end, even the arrival of Amed Rosario was too much good to be enjoyed. A lost season? Once-in-a-generation pitching on the shelf? All that was needed was a slapstick end to this road trip to make sure no one mistook this team for contenders any time soon. As […]