MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap June 24: Jacob deGrom, the last true bright spot

Jacob deGrom entered Saturday’s game against the Giants striking out more batters than ever before, but most metrics place this as his worst season with the Mets. How can both of these things be true? It’s not just an issue of deGrom having two bad starts and then being an ace during his last three outings. […]

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Game Recap June 18: Father’s Day

My daughter graduates from elementary school this week. The PTA will publish a yearbook. Parents sponsor and produce their kid’s page, which is compiled with five dozen others, printed on heavy, glossy paper, bound in hardcover and distributed after the students receive their diplomas. Moving up from fifth grade is a big deal. Instructions for designing the yearbook […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves

Nationals Series Preview June 15-18

It’s never simple in Mets land. The Amazins, after taking three of four from the Braves and winning a three-game set against the Cubs, have more injury questions to deal with as they head into a four-game series against the Nationals at Citi Field. Behind a five-run eighth inning and five scoreless innings from the […]

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Cubs series preview: June 12-14

I’ve lived in my Los Angeles neighborhood for 10 years, and this spring was the first time I saw anyone wearing a Cubs hat. It’s not like there’s a ton of Dodgers loyalty in my neighborhood either. Mets apparel was actually the second most common until suddenly people are hopping on the Cubs bandwagon. With […]

MLB: New York Mets at Texas Rangers

Game Recap June 6: Not Like This

Mets News Yesterday afternoon, the Wilpon family lost a lawsuit in New York’s highest court. The Court of Appeals decided that the Wilpons may not replace Citi Field’s parking lot — which is technically New York City parkland — with a privately owned shopping mall. The Wilpons had argued that their proposed development on the other side of […]

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers

Rangers series preview: June 6-7

The Mets are headed to Texas for a two-game series with the Rangers. Officially, it’s the first time the Mets will use a designated hitter this year. Unofficially…let’s all stare longingly at the left side of the infield. This may be the perfect time for a trip to Arlington. The Rangers had a 10-game winning […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres

Brewers Series Preview May 29-June 1

Phew. The Mets were able to sandwich one of their worst losses of the season (I know, it feels like there’s one of those per series) with relatively easy wins against the Pirates on Friday and Sunday for a series victory. All three Mets starters over the weekend — Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, and Matt Harvey — […]

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 […]