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Game recap September 13: The end of an era

Marlins 3, Mets 4 [Game 1] Marlins 2, Mets 5 [Game 2] It was a day where the games mattered even less than usual; Mets captain David Wright announced that this season would be his last, and the collective wail from Mets fans meant the doubleheader sweep of the Marlins was a joyless one. On […]

MLB: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

Game recap September 4: The Real Jason Vargas

Primer Monday night was a frustrating but still enjoyable experience, because we had the pleasure of watching Jacob deGrom. Watching the best of the Mets’ three-ish homegrown aces is a reminder of the sort of potential this team had and still has. Tuesday, we got Jason Vargas, a reminder of why that potential has been and […]

MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs

Game recap August 29: Oh, NOW they score runs

Yesterday afternoon, the Mets put up a ten-burger on the Cubs at Wrigley Field behind the efforts of Jason Vargas, just one day after none of those same position players could drive in a single run behind Jacob deGrom over eight innings, and just about 45 minutes after they officially lost that game because they […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap August 24: Hello, Jason Vargas

Jason Vargas’ two-year/$16 million free agent pact has been nothing short of an abomination thus far, but for one night, at least, the Mets got their money’s worth. Vargas held the free-falling Washington Nationals scoreless over six impressive frames on Friday night, allowing only three hits and punching out a season high eight hitters as […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap August 19: The all-singles album

WHO WON: The Mets! Another series! Rejoice! WHAT HAPPENED, VARGY DOES HIS THING: It’s no secret that Jason “Vargy” Vargas has faced his share of struggles. Entering Sunday as one of the worst starters of the year, the lefty managed to look just good enough to hold the Phillies for five innings. Sure, the only […]

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Game recap August 14: Bad baseball

Primer The Orioles are one of the few teams that are having an even more depressing season than the Mets, sitting at 35-84. Jason Vargas is on the mound against the much-better-but-still-boring-and-bad Andrew Cashner. As a cherry on top of this shitty game sundae, Gary Cohen is on vacation for this series, with Wayne Randazzo […]

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets

Game recap August 7: Jason Vargas leaves early, a love story

Primer It’s a Jason Vargas start. Don’t think much more really needs to be said. At least the greatest second baseman of all time – Jeff McNeil – is still in the lineup. Game Recap Mercifully, Jason Vargas wasn’t in the game for long. After recording only one out and giving up three hits, an almost […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap August 2: Are you not entertained? (No, we are not)

Braves 4 Mets 2 | Final On a humid and miserable night that ended with rain dampening whatever was left of the spirits of whatever was left of the Flushing faithful, the Mets limply lurched to another loss, while Atlanta played for a share of first place. It wasn’t until the third when the Mets […]

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Game recap July 27: Deep Freese

David Freese will forever be a known name in Mets lore after his strikeout completed Johan Santana’s 2012 no-hitter, but on Friday night, the veteran extracted a little bit of revenge against the boys in orange and blue. In New York’s 5-4 loss in Pittsburgh the veteran right handed hitter drove in all five Pirates’ runs, […]

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

Game recap June 19: Coors

Primer The Mets have a nice little three-game win streak going, and they even got Jacob deGrom a win Monday. Brandon Nimmo is one of the best hitters in baseball, Michael Conforto is heating up and Jay Bruce is finally going on the DL. Things are almost looking up. Oh, except for the fact that […]