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 San Diego Padres

Game recap July 27: An inauspicious start

Thursday was a bittersweet day for Mets fans as we said goodbye to Lucas Duda, a player who spent 10 years within the Mets organization, eight of which were in the big leagues. And while we all had probably come to terms with the eventual reality that the Mets would ship Duda off, I personally am said […]

MLB: Oakland Athletics at New York Mets

Game recap July 22: The Wilmer Flores Walkoff

Mets brought 15,000 Noah Syndergaard bobbleheads to Citi Field last night. If fans were fortunate enough, they could sit in line for hours waiting for the gates to open and actually get rewarded for it. Of course, there weren’t enough bobbleheads to go around. All those fans stuck in line arrived to a stadium ill-prepared […]

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

Game recap July 18: Well, that escalated quickly

I must admit, after the weekend series against Colorado, I was still holding out hope. There’s enough baseball left for anything to happen. However, it’s time to accept the facts, the main being that this Mets team just isn’t equipped to rattle off the 10 or 15 wins needed to thrust themselves back into contention. […]

MLB: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

Game recap July 14: Welcome back

Primer After being snubbed for the All-Star Game, Jacob deGrom got the first start for the Mets out of the break, squaring off against the second Wild Card team Rockies. Jon Gray, the Rockies’ opening day starter who missed significant time with a stress fracture in his foot, made his sixth start. Perhaps most importantly, […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game recap July 8: At least Jay Bruce can hit

Despite all the confusion about whether the Mets are officially sellers yet and Michael Conforto’s place in the lineup, I thought Saturday’s game would be a respite. Adam Wainwright is now a below replacement level pitcher. The Mets should be able to pound their former tormentor. Even if the pitching and fielding collapse, it never […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game Recap July 3: Two Bad Bullpens, But Only One Bad Team

While the Mets’ 2017 season has basically just been one endless descent in the standings, the one argument constantly raised in favor of the Mets still having a chance has been the much-maligned Nationals’ bullpen, which has been the anchor holding the team down, and the only reason they’re still in the same galaxy as […]

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Game Recap June 28: A Breath of Fresh Air

The struggles of the Mets’ starting pitching this season has been well-documented. Going into last night, the team’s starting pitcher ERA was 5.05, the third-worst mark in the majors. This is horrendous and unexpected, but we’ve talked about it enough. But I also stumbled upon something else yesterday. Do you want to see something frightening? […]

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 […]