MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

Phillies Series Preview August 10-13

On the heels of yet another disappointing homestand where they were lucky to eke out one win, the Mets (50-61) head to Philadelphia to face a rebuilding club sporting the majors’ worst record. After dropping the first five on their recent road trip, the Phillies (42-69) salvaged the final three games before returning to Citizens […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap August 4: A playoff baseball team (but not the one you’d like)

Primer After losing two in Colorado, the Mets return to Citi Field with Jacob deGrom on the mound, who looks to bounce back after having his eight-game winning streak snapped in Seattle. Opposing the Mets were the behemoth Dodgers and their newly acquired ace, Yu Darvish. The Mets are bad. The Dodgers are historically great. […]

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

Game Recap August 2: Flexen Their Muscles

Last night, the Mets rode a classic Coors Field offensive eruption to overcome a 5-0 deficit and knock off the wild-card-leading Rockies in a fun come-from-behind win. Chris Flexen got off to a decent start, wiggling out of tight spots in both of the first two innings. He worked around doubles in each inning and didn’t allow a run […]

MLB: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners

Game recap July 29: True talent levels

WHO WON: Not the Mets, who are now sweep-less in Seattle WHAT HAPPENED, JACOB DEGROM PITCHED WELL: This wasn’t Jacob deGrom’s finest performance of the year, but it was strong. He had a rough second inning after being hit in the leg by a Nelson Cruz single. From that point on, deGrom let up two […]

MLB: New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners

Mariners series preview July 28-30

The Mets didn’t hold a press conference to announce they would be sellers at the trade deadline, then spend a month looking for a trade partner. They just privately worked the phones. The team entered Thursday night’s game with a 1.5 percent chance of making the playoffs and five teams to leapfrog; trading away players […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres

Game recap July 27: An inauspicious start

Thursday was a bittersweet day for Mets fans as we said goodbye to Lucas Duda, a player who spent 10 years within the Mets organization, eight of which were in the big leagues. And while we all had probably come to terms with the eventual reality that the Mets would ship Duda off, I personally am said […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Diego Padres

Game recap July 24: Shades of angst

Mets 5, Padres 3, Final Last night was the kind of start that epitomizes Mets fans’ agony; a starter provided a superlative outing, but instead of making for an enjoyable watchable game, it only makes the Flushing faithful dream about what might have been this summer. Jacob deGrom provided eight stingy innings, allowing two earned runs […]

MLB: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres

Padres Series Preview July 24-27

The Mets (45-51) begin a ten-game road trip on Monday night at spacious Petco Park against Andy Green’s San Diego Padres (43-55). New York has won four of five, their streak snapped on Sunday with a 3-2 loss to Oakland. The Padres return home after taking three of four in San Francisco. While these two […]