MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap October 2: Good thing this game didn’t matter

Gabriel Ynoa was a little shaky, but kept the Mets in Game 162 by only allowing one run in his 4.2 innings. However, the Phillies celebrated Ryan Howard’s final game with the team by doing damage to the bullpen in the seventh. However, this game was largely uneventful, as the Mets rested players and pulled […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap September 9: The Mets are never going to lose again

Though the Mets did not play on Thursday, they entered their Friday night game against the Braves (the start of their last ever series at Turner Field) with improved playoff position. Somehow, despite running single digit playoff odds a month ago, the Mets found themselves in sole possession of the second wild card after the […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap September 3: Russian roulette

Since the Mets called up three more hitters than Las Vegas, it made me think of how much Terry Collins gambles every time he fills out the lineup card. Will Yoenis Cespedes be healthy enough to play? He gets in. But what about the other outfield positions? Jay Bruce did well before the trade. Michael […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Last Men Standing: The Mets’ Bullpen

So it’s official—Steven Matz was placed on the disabled list Monday, making him the latest casualty in the Mets’ “dropping like flies” worst-case-scenario played out before our eyes. The good news is that Matz’s official diagnosis was “shoulder tightness” with no structural damage to the shoulder or arm, and with the DL-listing retroactive to August […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap August 20: Not buying that the Mets are dead

What Happened, In a Sentence: Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker showed what the Mets have been missing on their awful road trip, and the Mets win 9-5. Mets Offense Shows Potential Friday night’s 8-1 loss looked like the nail in the coffin of the Mets’ season. Multiple throwing errors, baserunning blunders and a leaky bullpen […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap June 18: Well, you see, I just, we mean, it’s like…

After a painful 5-1 loss on Friday, the Mets and Steven Matz squared off against Aaron Blair and the Braves on Saturday night. Matz’s last few starts had been mediocre, largely due to his struggles to command his fastballs making him more hittable. Blair, meanwhile, had been horrible for the Braves, pitching to a 7.59 […]

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets

Game recap June 14: Well, at least it wasn’t a no-hitter

What Happened, In A Sentence: The Mets barely got the ball out of the infield against rookie Jameson Taillon, losing 4-0. Taillon Chews Up Mets Lineup The Pirates had to scramble their rotation after Gerrit Cole went down with a triceps injury. Taillon played the part of an ace today in his second big league […]

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Game recap June 10: A comedy of errors

After a truly horrendous start to the season, Matt Harvey bounced back with a 0.64 ERA in his past two starts and looked to extend his recent resurgence against the Brewers. Junior Guerra, a 31-year-old rookie with a 3.61 ERA claimed off waivers from the White Sox this offseason, started for the Brewers. Alejandro De […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap June 3: Welcome home, Everyday Wilmer Flores

Noah Syndergaard and the Mets squared off against righty Tom Koehler and the Marlins in the first game of a three-game set in Miami. The Marlins, playing well despite the loss of Dee Gordon as their starting second baseman, sat only a game back of the Mets in the NL East standings coming into the […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap May 28: Visions of ’86 (we’re going to pretend the rest didn’t happen)

What Happened, In Two Sentences Noah Syndergaard was ejected without warning for throwing behind Chase Utley in the third inning. Utley retaliated with two home runs – including a grand slam – as the Dodgers won 9-1. Mets Finally Retaliate Against Utley After Chase Utley slid past the base and broke Ruben Tejada’s leg in […]