MLB: New York Yankees at San Diego Padres

Who Else the Mets Should Bring Back

For better or worse, four-time All-Star Jose Reyes is once again a Met. Although his ultimate legacy remains in doubt, Reyes started the first four games of his second Mets career and hit two home runs yesterday afternoon. He is back. On one hand, it’s reasonable to ask if Reyes deserves the returning-hero treatment. On the […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap July 9: Logan Verrett is not Matt Harvey

What Happened, In a Sentence: Daniel Murphy continued to hit Mets pitching like it’s the 2015 playoffs, with a homer and 4 RBI in a 6-1 Nationals win Mets Get to Scherzer Early Max Scherzer threw 7.1 shutout innings against the Mets two weeks ago. He’s been on a roll since June 1, holding batters […]

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 […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap July 4: Hot dogs, apple pie and Mets comeback magic

In a sentence A little magic went a long way after Matt Harvey put the Mets in a 6-0 hole early, but the bats came alive and the team stormed back to win 8-6 on their biggest comeback of the season. The week in Matt Harvey After a rain-shortened start last time out in which he […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap June 26: Another Sunday, another loss

THE RUNDOWN The Mets provided some fireworks late, but it wasn’t enough to avoid wasting a great start by Bartolo Colon and a second straight Sunday loss to the Braves. A PITCHER’S DUEL The Mets faced Bud Norris, who entered the game sporting a 4.69 ERA in 63.1 innings this season. Norris has had his […]

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Game recap June 11: Too many home runs

What Happened, In a Sentence The Brewers hit too many homers against a depleted Mets pitching staff, winning 7-4. Mets’ Misery Continues at Plate Early on, it looked like Wily Peralta would be the ideal cure for the Mets’ struggling offense. Peralta is already 2.1 wins below replacement and allowing a .365 opponents’ batting average. […]

MLB: Game one-New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

Game recap June 7 (Game 1): Neil Walker’s homecoming spoiled by Jon Niese (and no offense, but it’s more fun to blame Niese)

What Happened, In One Sentence: Jonathon Niese got his revenge against the Mets with seven shutout innings as the Mets lost 3-1. Niese Rolls Over Struggling Mets Lineup When the Mets traded Niese away after last season, he went out of his way to criticize the Mets infield. Sure, the Mets allowed 12 unearned runs […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap May 28: Visions of ’86 (we’re going to pretend the rest didn’t happen)

What Happened, In Two Sentences Noah Syndergaard was ejected without warning for throwing behind Chase Utley in the third inning. Utley retaliated with two home runs – including a grand slam – as the Dodgers won 9-1. Mets Finally Retaliate Against Utley After Chase Utley slid past the base and broke Ruben Tejada’s leg in […]