MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds

The financially restricted Mets are getting nothing out of their most expensive assets

The New York Mets have not been spending big-time money over the past decade. While this news will come as a surprise to no one, it reinforces the fact that the money this franchise does spend is all-the-more important. As the Mets continue to struggle this season—they sport a 16-26 record over their last 42 games […]

MLB: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets

Game recap May 31: The Fog of WAR

Cubs 5, Mets 1 The Mets fell to 27-27 with a desultory display against the Cubs on a foggy night in Flushing where outfielders lost balls in the haze. It was a fitting backdrop behind the team falling to .500, as it’s not clear if the Amazins are coming or going; after all, the best […]

Game recap May 28 (Game 2): Rain delays and runs

Thankfully, the New York Mets four-game losing streak didn’t last very long. The Mets rebounded from their crushing loss earlier Monday to defeat the Braves 8-5 in Game 2 of their doubleheader. Because you already got one recap out of me and it’s well into the wee hours of the night, a short introduction will have to suffice. Here […]

MLB: Game One-New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap May 28 (Game 1): Jacob deGrom deserves better

I love doubleheaders. I wish Major League Baseball would utilize them more regularly instead of just contingency plans for weather issues. Thanks to a rainout on April 22, the Mets were scheduled to play two games against the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves. Currently four games out of the division lead, Monday offered a unique […]

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Game recap May 26: Glad that’s over with

THE GOOD The Mets had 12 hits and scored six runs, which felt like an explosion considering the team’s recent offensive performance. The six runs were the most they’ve scored in a game since last Tuesday, when the Amazins’ put up a 12 spot against the Blue Jays. Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto both hit […]

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Game recap May 25: Shrimp

The Mets came back from the dead to have a legitimate chance to win on Friday night, but reliever A.J. Ramos’ inability to throw strikes ultimately led to them dropping an extra inning contest to the Brewers 4-3. Fresh off their ho-hum win Thursday in the series opener with Milwaukee, the Amazins’ felt good about their chances […]

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Game recap May 23: deGrom deServes better

When you start one of the five best pitchers in baseball against one of the five worst teams in the league, you generally expect to win most of the time. When that pitcher fires seven shutout innings, you really expect to win. When Fangraphs gives you a 92.2% chance to win in the ninth inning […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap May 21: Ace Jason Vargas

There are few things that bring me more dread than the thought of recapping a game that features Jason Vargas starting for the Mets. The Amazins’ prized free agent acquisition has been awful in 2018; in three starts, he’s surrendered multiple runs in the first inning of each game. It’s no secret that the Mets, […]

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets

Game recap May 18: Conforto and deGrom save the day

The Mets have all kinds of turmoil and adversity right now but, at least for one night, two core members of this team, ace starter Jacob deGrom and outfielder Michael Conforto, were able to mask some of them. deGrom was exactly the man New York wanted on the mound tonight, particularly following the disappointing afternoon […]