MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap August 26: Silver Slugger Bartolo Colon

Coming off a series win against the Cardinals in St. Louis that kept their wild card chances on life support (rather than in the grave), the Mets started a ten-game home stand against the Phillies on Friday. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets opposite Phillies lefty Adam Morgan. Morgan, you may remember, was on the […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game Recap August 23:  It’s Pronounced “Gazelle, Man”

Executive Summary Robert Gsellman bailed out the injured Jon Niese. Mets 6, Cardinals 3. Discussion and Analysis That the Mets would miss Jon Niese was supposed to be a #HotTake when I predicted it on April 4. Truth be told, despite his reacquisition on Aug. 1, the Mets have not appreciated Niese’s second act: Prior to the game, […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap August 18: Ace-off!

In a sentence A pitcher’s duel ended in a 10-7 Giants win, just like we all wrote it up. The good Seven runs! With Neil Walker out for the third straight game with lower back stiffness, Justin Ruggiano’s unlikely grand slam and Ty Kelly’s unlikely two-run triple provided most of the offense against San Francisco […]

MLB: New York Yankees at New York Mets

Game recap August 1: There was a game. It wasn’t pretty

In a sentence A lot of important Mets things happened on Monday, the least of which was a 6-5 extra-innings loss to the Yankees in Game 1 of the Subway Series. The good Matt Reynolds hit a three-run home run and Wilmer Flores continued to destroy lefties with a solo shot off C.C. Sabathia. Curtis Granderson also […]

MLB: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

Game Recap July 30: At least there was Mike Piazza

What Happened, in Two Sentences The Mets finally retired Mike Piazza’s No. 31. Then fans sat through the rain to watch a depleted 2016 squad lose 7-2 to the Rockies. Piazza’s No. 31 Retired Through their first 54 seasons, the Mets had retired more numbers for former managers than players. Yesterday, they put Mike Piazza […]