MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies

Braves series preview April 25-27

The sky is falling in Flushing as the reeling Mets welcome last-place Atlanta to Citi Field for the second time this month in the midst of 32 straight games against National League East opponents to open the season. Playing shorthanded offensively due to a bevy of injuries to key players, New York was swept by […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap April 22: Not a no-hitter

What Happened, In One Weird Stat Line: Jacob deGrom set new career highs in both whiffs (27) and walks (6) as the Nationals won 3-1. deGrom’s Return: deGrom was scratched Friday with a stiff neck. He started Saturday by making the Nationals look stiff on a series of high 90s fastballs. Adam Eaton went down […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves

Nationals series preview April 21-23

As they wrap up the third week of a young but already very eventful season, New York welcomes the first-place Washington Nationals to town for a three-game set with both teams seemingly headed in opposite directions. Decimated by a rash of injuries and coming off of two straight series losses at the hands of Miami […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 20: Everybody hurts sometimes

WHO WON: The red and gray not-Mets WHAT HAPPENED, A ROUGH START: The Mets looked great on the defensive end in the first inning. They looked great, but that’s probably because Noah Syndergaard struck out the side. What about when baseballs were put in play? Well, that’s another story. Things started to unravel in the […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 18: The opponent changes, the blueprint stays the same

Primer Having lost the last three games of their four game set in Miami, the Mets returned home to start a three game series against the Phillies with Zack Wheeler on the mound. Wheeler has been flashing his potential in an up-and-down start to the season, suffering from some bad luck with a 7.45 ERA […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap April 16: Get us out of Miami

Marlins 4, Mets 2 The Mets showed flashes of competence, but ultimately just ran out of gas, losing the last three games against Miami; this one culminated in a heartbreaking walk-off surrendered by Addison Reed to Miami rookie JT Riddle, who hit his first major league home run in style. The ending was a particularly […]

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My Hands Are Tied / The Billions Shift From Side To Side

If you’re reading this, you’re probably aware that Jose Reyes is off to one of the absolute dirt-worst starts in baseball. Entering his benching in Thursday’s series opener in Miami, Reyes has opened a horrific 2-for-37, with just one walk and one extra-base hit compared to 11 strikeouts. It’s hard to completely give up on […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap April 10: 24 Amazin’ Hours With Jacob deGrom and Jay Bruce

Last night, the Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 4-3 at Citizens Bank Park. We’ll take you from Sunday night to Monday night. Sunday 10:45 p.m.: In their Sunday Night Baseball matchup on ESPN, the Mets defeated the Marlins by a score of 5 to 2. Noah Syndergaard pitched 7 exceptional innings […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap April 9: Syndergaard, Conforto and puppies

WHO WON: The dog-friendly Mets WHAT HAPPENED, SYNDERGAARD FLEXES ANGLING SKILLS, CATCHES MARLINS CHASING THE BAIT 16 TIMES: Yes, that is just one drawn out fishing pun to say Noah Syndergaard did well on Sunday night against the Miami Marlins. Sure, I could’ve said “Syndergaard uses sinkers and hooks to fillet the Marlins,” or “Syndergaard […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap April 7: Some hope, then some rust

Primer Nearly any Mets fan perusing these pages likely remembers that amazing doubleheader in 2013 when Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler teamed up to give a terrible Mets team a glimpse of hope. Friday night was a throwback, with Wheeler making his first start in two years the night after Matt Harvey made a solid […]