MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap September 19: A true Metsing

Primer It can’t get any worse than last night, that’s for sure. A day after Matt Harvey (with some help from the bullpen) got slapped around by the Marlins en route to a 13-1 loss, the Mets went back to work in Miami. Seth Lugo and his barely intact UCL faced off against Odrisamer Despaigne, […]

MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs

Game recap September 15: Swept away

Cubs 14, Mets 6 Final In the bottom of the seventh inning of last night’s shellacking, Phil Evans took the field at third and Matt Reynolds replaced Jose Reyes at short — Reyes had himself replaced Amed Rosario, who left the game in the fifth with a tight hip flexor. As the few hopeful signs […]

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets

Game recap September 9: Can’t even tank properly

Rafael Montero started for the Mets on Saturday, and of course there were plenty of good seats available. Nothing scares fans away quite like a slow pitcher who walks five batters per nine innings in his career. Montero got his five walks in just five innings, but Cincinnati couldn’t cash in during a 6-1 Mets […]

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets

Game recap September 7: A glimmer of normalcy

Mets 7, Reds 2 Final On a night Noah Syndergaard pitched a rehab assignment with the Brooklyn Cyclones in the final game of their dismal season (two innings, three runs allowed on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts), Mets fans will be forgiven for thinking the most compelling baseball in the Mets universe […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game recap August 26: RIP Cespedes

The Mets had already scored once in the top of the first when Dom Smith singled off pitcher A.J. Cole’s glove. Yoenis Cespedes tried to turn on the jets to score the Mets’ second run. In another cruel twist for 2017, Cespedes immediately started limping. He hopped his way to home plate, but it didn’t […]

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: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap August 18: Marginal players

Primer Watching Met games is hard these days. Writing detailed accounts of the happenings of those games is even more dreary. If I were a quarter as talented as someone like Grant Brisbee, perhaps these recaps would be more enjoyable to write and read, despite the Mets’ consistently poor performance. Unfortunately for you and me, I’m […]

MLB: New York Yankees at New York Mets

Game recap August 17: So close, yet never close enough

Yankees 7, Mets 5, Final The Mets went into last night’s Subway Series finale hoping to avoid only the second series sweep on the losing side in more than twenty years of the midsummer meet-ups. Better late than never: while it was still not to be, for eight innings the Mets seemed less in a […]

MLB: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners

Game recap July 30: Pitching through pain, but not very well

It’s hard not to feel bad for Seth Lugo every time he goes out to pitch. The 27-year old journeyman missed two months with a partial UCL tear in his throwing elbow. He didn’t get a big signing bonus, and this is just his first year in the big leagues. If Lugo shuts down his […]