MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds

Our 2016 Mets World Series MVP

It’s a long wait until Wednesday. At press time, it’s unknown who the Mets will defeat in the Wild Card game. It’s unknown how many games it’ll take for the Mets to beat the Cubs in the Division Series, and whether the Mets will beat the Dodgers or the Nationals in the NLCS. Though the American League champion could […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap October 1: Well, they did it

James Loney made contact, then turned towards the Mets dugout and flipped his bat before running to first. At the beginning of the season, this wouldn’t make any sense. In the middle of August, we’d assume the below replacement level first baseman made another out as the season was slipping away. We’d seen this story before. In […]

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Game recap September 30: Jay Bruce got hot

Despite the Cardinals winning on a missed call on Thursday night, the Mets remained on the precipice of clinching – a win over the Phillies and a Pirate win over St. Louis would assure them at least one of the two wild card spots. With the postseason spot waiting to be claimed, Robert Gsellman got […]

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Game Recap September 27: Post-Traumatic Strep Reorder

Executive Summary Norse gods are rejuvenated by the strep throat bacterium. Mets 12, Marlins 1. Discussion and Analysis Noah Syndergaard started for the first time in eight days. While extra rest this late in the season is a good thing in itself, Thor appeared unaffected by his recent illness. The Marlins scored a lone fluky run off the Mets’ ace. Dee Gordon […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game Recap September 26: Marlins Honor Their Fallen Ace, Defeat Mets 7-3

Dee Gordon and the grieving Marlins beat the Mets 7-3 on Monday night in Miami, taking the field for the first time since the untimely death of ace Jose Fernandez. The 24-year-old Fernandez and two close friends were killed in a boating accident early Sunday off of Miami Beach, a tragedy that sent shockwaves throughout […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 25: That, my friends, is a blowout

Robert Gsellman impressed with his best appearance yet – eight strikeouts over seven scoreless innings. However, the more notable pitching performances came from the Phillies, whose pitchers combined to hit four batters, walk nine, and allow 14 hits. Emblematic of these struggles, Jose Reyes came to the plate with the bases loaded in four (!) separate […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 24: Close only counts in horseshoes and pre-replay neighborhood plays at second base

When the scoreboard flashed 10-0 in the fourth, some fans thought “no problem, we can come back. We’ve already seen record comebacks this week!” It’s one thing to dream about setting the record for biggest comeback in team history. After Terry Collins took out his four leading hitters, the replace-Mets did more than dream. They brought […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game Recap September 22: This Team Really Wants the Playoffs

One of the prevailing memes of the latter portion of this 2016 MLB season has been that nobody seems to want to win the National League Wild Card spots. The New York Mets, who we counted out of the playoffs in a staff post less than a month ago, clawed their way back into contention […]