MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game recap August 26: TKO

Part of why we love baseball is the feeling that we can’t fully predict anything. Then there are games like Saturday, where the outcome felt like it was decided in the first inning. Asdrubal Cabrera got bad coaching and was easily thrown out at home. Robert Gsellman and Amed Rosario’s mistakes in the field led […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap August 19: Oh yeah, this is what winning is like

Going in to the season, everyone in baseball assumed the San Diego Padres would be the league’s worst team by a mile. After losing every game so far this week, the Mets began Saturday tied with those lowly Padres! The best thing for the Mets might be losing five or six games a week. Baseball’s […]

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Game recap May 13: Ugly in pink

What Happened, In One Implosion: The Mets gave up a season-high eight runs in the fifth as part of an 11-4 loss to the Brewers. Mets starters now have an MLB-worst 5.13 ERA. Every time I watch Robert Gsellman, I look for signs that he’ll regress to the mean. The young right-hander entered Saturday with […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game Recap April 30: Queens is Burning

The first two games of this Mets-Nationals series felt like an oasis in the desert. Despite losing 10 of their last 11 games with a severely undermanned roster, the Mets won Friday and Saturday’s games against their streaking divisional rival, offering a glimpse at how good they are when getting timely hits and solid pitching. […]

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Game recap April 21: Pitchers hitting, pitchers running, some pitchers pitching better than others

Primer A bruised and battered Met team faced off against the Washington Nationals, starting a three-game set over the weekend to start the season series against their biggest rival for the division crown. Jacob deGrom was slated to start, but was of course hurt (stiff neck), meaning Matt Harvey got to move up a day […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves

Nationals series preview April 21-23

As they wrap up the third week of a young but already very eventful season, New York welcomes the first-place Washington Nationals to town for a three-game set with both teams seemingly headed in opposite directions. Decimated by a rash of injuries and coming off of two straight series losses at the hands of Miami […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Receiving Gifts

Baseball Prospectus readers are six times more likely than other MLB fans to apply their love of numbers to non-baseball pursuits. [Citation needed.] Since you’re mathy enough to be reading this, you’re probably familiar with the psychological studies demonstrating that people are happier to receive a gift they asked for than the one you regifted […]

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: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap September 21: Erase this one from your memory (trust me)

WHO WON: The navy-colored not-Mets WHAT HAPPENED, NOTHING REALLY MATTERS: Things looked great for the first six innings of this one. Asdrubal Cabrera and Rene Rivera used the long-ball to give the Mets a 3-0 lead. Bartolo Colon was doing Bartolo Colon things, as he allowed no runs, walked nobody and struck out six batters. […]