MLB: New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners

How Jerry Dipoto Would Run the Mets

There was joy in Flushing when Sandy Alderson and the Mets re-signed Yoenis Cespedes to reprise his role as “Mets Offense” for the 2017 season. Since the Cespedes announcement on November 30? Literally nothing but a bunch of minor-league free agent signings and invitations to spring training. We appreciate @MetsGM for his professionalism and perseverance; it’s hard to work […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap October 2: Good thing this game didn’t matter

Gabriel Ynoa was a little shaky, but kept the Mets in Game 162 by only allowing one run in his 4.2 innings. However, the Phillies celebrated Ryan Howard’s final game with the team by doing damage to the bullpen in the seventh. However, this game was largely uneventful, as the Mets rested players and pulled […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 23: Back on top

Coming off about a dramatic win as is possible, the Mets turned to Gabriel Ynoa in the second of their four-game set with the Phillies. Of course, no Met game would be complete without pregame news of a pitcher missing a start, and last night was no different as the Mets announced that Noah Syndergaard […]

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Game recap September 18: King of the jungle

Gabriel Ynoa handled himself admirably in his first MLB start as he struck out eight Twins while allowing a single walk over 4.2 innings. The series sweep of Minnesota was confirmed by the bats of T.J. Rivera and Michael Conforto, as Jerry Blevins earned the multi-inning save. Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares made guest appearances in […]

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

The Mets’ Offense and the Burden of Context

Often, when watching a lot of games by the same baseball team, we might say things like “boy it sure feels like Bobby Ballplayer strikes out a lot on high fastballs,” or “golly it seems like Javier Hitter grounds into a double play every time there’s a runner on first.” Often, we seek to prove […]

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

Game Recap July 27: Untimely hitting sets up end of Familia’s streak

After splitting their old fashion double header on Tuesday, the Mets and Cardinals squared off in the rubber match of their three-game set. Logan Verrett took the mound for the Mets opposite a resurgent Adam Wainwright, who has been fantastic after some early season struggles. Wilmer Flores started at third for the injured Jose Reyes, […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap July 16: Don’t hit, don’t score, what do you do?

What Happened, in a Sentence: The Phillies did a better job manufacturing runs, beating the Mets 4-2. Verrett Avoids Big Mistakes Saturday was Logan Verrett’s second attempt to replace Matt Harvey’s spot in the rotation. As I wrote last week, the first attempt didn’t go so well. Verrett entered the game walking 11.1 percent of […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap July 15: Bartolo Colon’s not perfect, but he’s perfect for us

Fresh off a trip to the All-Star Game (though he didn’t appear in the game), Bartolo Colon started the Mets second-half opener, opposed by Jeremy Hellickson and the Phillies. Yoenis Cespedes remained out of the lineup with a quad injury, so Juan Lagares got a rare start in center field against a right-handed starting pitcher. […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap July 8: This is fine. Everything is fine

The dreary, rainy weather that spotted this game reflected the mood of Met fandom, as Noah Syndergaard and Stephen Strasburg squared off in the wake of Matt Harvey’s decision to undergo season ending surgery. Syndergaard, who has dealt with injury problems of his own, was dominant against the Cubs his last time out. The outing […]