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 […]

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Game recap August 8: Three True Outcomes, One Met Win

Mets News Fred and Jeff Wilpon made $52,666,666.67 yesterday.* Every MLB ownership group did. One year ago, Disney bought one-third of BAMTech — the streaming media property founded by Major League Baseball that powers MLB.tv, HBO Now, and many other online video services — for a cool $1 billion. Yesterday, Disney paid another $1.58 billion to acquire […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap August 5: Blame Collins, not Sewald

When Michael Conforto strode to the plate in the second inning, the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers had every reason to be worried. The Mets were already up 3-0 and had two runners on. Conforto had already homered in his first at-bat. Dodgers’ lefty Rich Hill couldn’t fool anyone with his straight 90 mph fastball. So […]

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 […]

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Rockies Series Preview: August 1-3

It’s the time of year when good teams are acquiring talent and bad teams get to euphemize meaningless games by trying to play spoiler. The Rockies still hold the second wild card, so the Mets can at least pretend that these games matter to both participants. Oh also, Amed Rosario is here. WHEN AND WHERE […]

MLB: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners

Game recap July 30: Pitching through pain, but not very well

It’s hard not to feel bad for Seth Lugo every time he goes out to pitch. The 27-year old journeyman missed two months with a partial UCL tear in his throwing elbow. He didn’t get a big signing bonus, and this is just his first year in the big leagues. If Lugo shuts down his […]

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 […]