MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

See You In September!

September is upon us. The leaves are changing, the Mets are still on the edge of the playoff race, and major league teams can recall up to 40 players to the active roster. Four call-ups have already been confirmed by Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. I brought out my Magic 8-Ball to predict […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game recap August 12: Logan Verrett still isn’t Matt Harvey

With their winning percentage down to .500 and their playoff hopes growing slimmer by the day, the Mets looked to bounce back from a sweep at the hands of the Diamondbacks against the Padres on Friday night. Logan Verrett, granted another shot as a member of the Mets rotation, was opposed by San Diego right […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Dear Terry: Be Like Maddon

The Mets, coming out of the trade deadline, have a very strange roster. They’re carrying five outfielders—six if you count Kelly Johnson—yet all but Yoenis Cespedes are left-handed, and there’s no clear center fielder with Cespedes hurt. The infield looks more stable, but probably shouldn’t be, with James Loney and Matt Reynolds locked into regular […]

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: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

The Mets’ Offense and the Burden of Context

Often, when watching a lot of games by the same baseball team, we might say things like “boy it sure feels like Bobby Ballplayer strikes out a lot on high fastballs,” or “golly it seems like Javier Hitter grounds into a double play every time there’s a runner on first.” Often, we seek to prove […]

MLB: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets

Game recap July 3: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Mets sweep Cubs in four

THE RUNDOWN If anyone knows how to sweep the Cubs in four games, it’s the Mets. The Amazins bounced back from a three-game sweep at the hands of the Nationals to beat up the struggling Cubs in four straight, capped off with a 14-3 pummeling of Jon Lester on Sunday. YOU GET A HIT! AND YOU GET […]

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 Atlanta Braves

Game recap June 25: Good thing that game ended…ever

What Happened, In a Sentence Kelly Johnson scored the only run of the game with a pinch-hit home run in the 11th inning. Starters Dominate Jacob deGrom may have walked to the pitcher’s mound last night thinking he had to be perfect to have a chance. Julio Teheran shut the Mets out last week and threw […]

MLB: Kansas City Royals at New York Mets

Game Recap June 22: Close Calls and the Greatest Left Fielder in Mets History

TL;DR The Mets finished off a two-game sweep of the defending World Series Champions–just eight months too late, guys!–after beating the Royals 4-3 on Wednesday afternoon. The Mets belted three dingers and Noah Syndergaard was good, if not his usual dominant self, as the team gutted this one out. Oh, and before, during, and after […]