MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap June 15: Night terrors

Nationals 8, Mets 3 Is it the curse of Tom Terrific? June 15, 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of Tom Seaver’s departure for Cincinnati, a trade that perhaps many readers of this site are too young to remember, but those in the know have been able to reduce their parents and grandparents to tears by […]

MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

How Mets pitching went so very wrong

*All statistics to date through May 23 The New York Mets entered the 2017 season with almost the same team as 2016, but with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler back from injuries instead of Bartolo Colon. Instead of continuing the success of the past two seasons, the Mets find themselves in a much worse position. As of June […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets

Game recap May 30: Jay saves the day

A cold, unsettling mist fell over Citi Field last night. As television cameras turned to fans bundling up in the seats, Jerry Blevins walked in a run to start the baseball discomfort. The Mets’ reliable lefty just needed one more out to escape the seventh with a lead. He got a pop up. Everyone watching […]

MLB: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

Game Recap May 27: Edge of collapse

Mets News It’s news when the Mets win a game, as they did Friday night behind the second-best pitcher in the National League by 2017 WARP. Jacob deGrom’s 2.64 Wins Above Replacement Player through his first 10 starts exceeds that of every other starter except the Nationals’ Max Scherzer, at 2.80. By Deserved Run Average, deGrom’s […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game Recap May 24: Great Odin’s Raven

Baseball is supposed to be fun. Baseball is supposed to be an escape from the real world. Baseball is supposed to make you think, feel, laugh, and get excited about things that don’t matter at all. It’s supposed to give you something to look forward to on a Wednesday night in May. Baseball is supposed to […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets

Game recap May 21: Over before it ever began

WHO WON: The red and haloed not-Mets WHAT HAPPENED, THE TOMMY MILONE EXPERIENCE: Look, you can say a lot about what happened while Tommy Milone was on the mound in this one. None of them good. The best way I can describe Milone’s performance is how he faced Jefry Marte. Marte came into this one […]

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Game recap May 15: Don’t be surprised, don’t be anything

Well, if you had any hopes of the Mets washing away an embarrassing sweep against the Brewers with a victory in Arizona last night, you went to sleep disappointed. The Mets dropped their fifth game in a row after losing to the Diamondbacks 7-3. Panic City seems to be in full effect, as the Amazins’ continue […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game Recap May 1: 24 Hours with Michael Conforto and Jerry Blevins

Sunday 4/30 3:20 p.m.: Just got back from my Sunday softball doubleheader. The Mets are losing 13-5. Guess I’m not watching today. 5:53 p.m.: Final score of today’s game against the Nationals was 23-5. If I didn’t have to recap Monday’s game, I almost wouldn’t watch out of principle. Also, how has upper management not […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game recap April 29: The turnaround

“It’s impossible to conceive of the Mets going forward without Michael Conforto playing just about every day.” – Gary Cohen The Mets came in to Washington looking like they were dead in the water. Forget the losing streak – the Mets hadn’t even sniffed a lead in a week before heading to face their main […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game recap April 28: The streak always breaks

You get a sense sometimes, or, at least, I do, that things won’t get better. That this bad weather or bad mood or string of bad luck will never end. That you’re stuck in this state of despair forever. The Mets felt like that. Everything had gone wrong: the slumps and the injuries were relentless […]