MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap April 17: Death by a thousand papercuts

Primer One night removed from the latest in a long series of heartbreaking losses to the Nationals, life goes on for the 2018 Mets. Zack Wheeler took the mound, coming off of his brilliant season debut against the Marlins and facing the first real lineup he’s seen. Opposing him was long-time Met killer Gio Gonzalez, […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap April 11: I don’t know what’s happening, but I like it

The New York Mets are the best team in baseball. With their 4-1 victory over the Marlins last night, they are tied with the Angels for the most wins in the league with 10, though the fighting Mike Trouts are 10-3, while New York is 10-1. So that means the Mets have a better winning percentage, which means […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game recap April 5: This is so crazy, it just might work

Mets 8, Nationals 2, Final Taking walks, hitting long balls, gutsy pitching and a solid bullpen all converged to see the Mets ruin the home opener of division rivals Washington. If you squint, tilt your head, and forget about last year, you can start to believe again. Series like these with powerhouse teams are the […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 3: It’s raining, it’s Reyes, the man at short is…bad at baseball

Primer It may not have been snowing, but the weather certainly wasn’t pleasant as the Mets got set to play the Phillies for the first time this season. Matt Harvey took the mound in 40 degree weather with a fine mist coming done, as the rest of New York wistfully wished for spring to just hurry […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap September 30: Only one more of these to go

Terry Collins began 2017 with more losses than any other New York Mets manager. Regardless of what happens tomorrow, this year will be Collins’ worst performance in Queens. It’s no surprise that reporters are focused less on the last few games than the bigger questions of whether Collins, general manager Sandy Alderson, and pitching coach […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap September 29: Only two more of these to go

Primer The Mets are bad. The Phillies are worse. Ben Lively is mediocre (bordering on bad). Matt Harvey is worse. Both teams are better served by losing. It’s late season baseball at the bottom of the standings, folks, so get excited. Game Recap In what is probably (hopefully) his last series in a Mets uniform, […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap September 27: Only three more of these to go

One week ago today, I set a trend. I had just finished writing a recap of a game I didn’t particularly care about, and was looking forward to the thought of not having to push myself through recaps of meaningless, monotonous games anymore (at least until next year). The games are boring, and they don’t mean […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap September 24: Only seven more of these to go

WHO WON: It was…not the Mets WHAT HAPPENED, ONE MISTAKE: Sunday was one of those typical Jacob deGrom starts. He did about everything he could to put the Mets in a position to win, but it just didn’t happen when everything was said and done. After opening the action with five strikeouts in two innings, […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap September 22: Only nine more of these to go

Primer In the latest installment of Mets-ian injury luck, Jacob deGrom was pushed back from his Friday night start against the Nationals with a stomach ailment. Instead, Robert Gsellman took the mound against the NL East champions. Gsellman had a great start in Atlanta his last time out, but has been very disappointing after a […]