MLB: New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks

Game recap June 14: Scripted

Diamondbacks 6, Mets 3, Final It seemed like the same old story was unfolding at Chase Field: a decent outing by a starting pitcher, anemic offense and an imploding bullpen would converge for a desultory loss by the Mets in Arizona. And other than a late rally and generally close game, things otherwise followed the […]

MLB: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets

Game Recap June 2: Another No deCision

Cubs 7, Mets 1 Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Jacob deGrom was brilliant once again and the Mets still somehow found a new and excruciating way to lose. The Mets ace worked in and out of trouble all night, allowing seven hits, none of which were hard hit, and one earned […]

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 […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap May 29: Who needs fingers anyway?

Primer After Monday’s day of arguably-too-much-baseball, the Mets and Braves were back at it again on Tuesday night after yet another rain delay. Steven Matz took the mound for the Mets, giving New York what appeared to be a significant advantage over Braves starter Anibal Sanchez. In more nightmarish news, Jose Reyes was in the […]

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 […]

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 20: That’s baseball, Amed

WHO WON: The Fightin’ Amed Rosario’s WHAT HAPPENED, A MATTER OF TIME: If you want an accurate recap of how the Mets hit, don’t look at Clay Buchholz’s line. The righty missed most of last season with an injury, but found a start with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Welcome back to The Show, here’s […]