MLB: New York Mets at New York Yankees

Conforto’s Revenge

While Michael Conforto’s early April debut was seen as a triumph after a devastating shoulder injury ended his stellar 2017 season, a complete power outage soon left doubts that he was – or maybe ever would be – fully recovered. But his midseason turnaround has been so compelling that, even in a short sample, it’s […]

MLB: New York Mets at New York Yankees

Game recap August 14: Run support for deGrom again? Against the Yankees?

Another week, another deGrominant output. The Mets’ ace was at it again against a potent Bronx Bombers’ lineup. The struggling crosstown ace, Luis Severino, has not had even close to his best stuff recently – and last night was no different. Amed Rosario opened the game with his first career lead-off home run, followed by […]

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Game recap August 10: Wheelin’ and Dealin’

When the Mets traded Carlos Beltran and his expiring contract to San Francisco in July 2011, they envisioned the Single-A pitcher they brought back in return, Zack Wheeler, becoming a staple in their starting five and a dominating force in their rotation for years to come. It has taken roughly seven years, but the Mets’ […]

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Game recap August 4: Encouraging signs

The Mets decided against trading one of their best trade chips before the July 31 deadline, insisting Zack Wheeler’s improved performance was for real and he’d be a key cog in 2019. Other organizations reportedly worried the velocity gains weren’t for real and that he would soon regress back to his normal self, but the Mets were […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap August 2: Are you not entertained? (No, we are not)

Braves 4 Mets 2 | Final On a humid and miserable night that ended with rain dampening whatever was left of the spirits of whatever was left of the Flushing faithful, the Mets limply lurched to another loss, while Atlanta played for a share of first place. It wasn’t until the third when the Mets […]

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Game recap July 31: There’s always a new low

Primer Zack and Jake are still here. That’s good! Bautista and Mesoraco are still here. That’s bad. Both will pass through waivers. That’s good! The Nationals didn’t blow it up. That’s bad. This game (Steven Matz vs Tanner Roark to start a two game set in D.C.) comes with free frogurt. That’s good! The frogurt […]

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Game recap July 29: Zack Wheeler, miracle man

Primer Yup, we’re still here, for whatever reason. Zack Wheeler took the mound against Joe Musgrove mere hours after Jacob deGrom got screwed out of yet another win. Austin Jackson was getting the start in FF because the recently resurgent Michael Conforto has a sore thumb, leaving us less than optimistic for a better offensive […]

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Game recap July 28: A man with many talents

It’s incredibly difficult to reach and succeed as a hitter in the big leagues. It’s also incredibly difficult to reach and succeed as a pitcher in the big leagues. That’s why you rarely, if ever, see a two-way player in baseball anymore (Shohei Ohtani is the exception). It’s not surprising that Jacob deGrom – who’s […]