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Game Recap June 14: Actually Entertaining Baseball

Wednesday seemed like it was just another day in the life of the 2017 New York Mets. The day started out with the news that everyone’s favorite relief pitcher, Rafael Montero, was returning to New York to re-join the Mets. A little later on, things got even worse when the corresponding roster move was announced. Josh […]

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Cubs series preview: June 12-14

I’ve lived in my Los Angeles neighborhood for 10 years, and this spring was the first time I saw anyone wearing a Cubs hat. It’s not like there’s a ton of Dodgers loyalty in my neighborhood either. Mets apparel was actually the second most common until suddenly people are hopping on the Cubs bandwagon. With […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap June 9: A new way to disappoint

Primer The Mets opened up a four-game series in Atlanta facing Julio Teheran for the fourth time this season. Teheran was fantastic against the Mets on Opening Day, mediocre against them later in April, and got shellacked on May 1. Teheran has been particularly bad in the Braves’ new bandbox of a ballpark, with an […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros

Braves Series Preview June 9-11

Losers of five of seven after splitting a pair in Arlington, the scuffling Mets visit Atlanta’s new ballpark for the second time this season to play a four-game weekend set that includes a split-admission twin-bill on Saturday. Owners of the second-worst earned run average in the majors, a once-promising set of arms that has drawn […]

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets

Game recap June 2: Harvey Day

Primer Coming off two straight losses to the Brewers, the Mets sent out Matt Harvey against Gerrit Cole on Friday night. The Mets beat up on Cole last Saturday, hitting three home runs and scoring four runs total in only five innings. Harvey, meanwhile, performed decently against the Pirates his last time out, allowing only […]

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 […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres

Brewers Series Preview May 29-June 1

Phew. The Mets were able to sandwich one of their worst losses of the season (I know, it feels like there’s one of those per series) with relatively easy wins against the Pirates on Friday and Sunday for a series victory. All three Mets starters over the weekend — Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, and Matt Harvey — […]

MLB: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

Game Recap May 27: Edge of collapse

Mets News It’s news when the Mets win a game, as they did Friday night behind the second-best pitcher in the National League by 2017 WARP. Jacob deGrom’s 2.64 Wins Above Replacement Player through his first 10 starts exceeds that of every other starter except the Nationals’ Max Scherzer, at 2.80. By Deserved Run Average, deGrom’s […]