MLB: Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies

Nationals series preview April 28-30

Panic City is in full effect. Not only did the Mets drop their sixth game in a row against the lowly Atlanta Braves, but the status of their two biggest star remains in question. Dealing with leg issues all season, Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game with what looked like a severe hamstring injury. If hearing […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap April 27: This too shall pass (right?)

Atlanta 7, New York 5 You can’t say that Terry Collins has lost this team, as the Mets mounted a two-out rally in the bottom of the ninth and brought the tying run to the plate in the final at bat for what seemed like the upteenth game. You can’t fault the veterans as Jay […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies

Braves series preview April 25-27

The sky is falling in Flushing as the reeling Mets welcome last-place Atlanta to Citi Field for the second time this month in the midst of 32 straight games against National League East opponents to open the season. Playing shorthanded offensively due to a bevy of injuries to key players, New York was swept by […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game Recap April 23: Insult and Injury

Mets News The two hits managed by the Mets in Saturday’s loss to the Nationals were, in fact, one more than the number of wins they’d posted in the last eight games. There’s a post-apocalyptic feeling to this team right now. Fans are resigned to the next offensive drought, the next injury, the next loss. MEANWHILE, […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap April 22: Not a no-hitter

What Happened, In One Weird Stat Line: Jacob deGrom set new career highs in both whiffs (27) and walks (6) as the Nationals won 3-1. deGrom’s Return: deGrom was scratched Friday with a stiff neck. He started Saturday by making the Nationals look stiff on a series of high 90s fastballs. Adam Eaton went down […]

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Game recap April 21: Pitchers hitting, pitchers running, some pitchers pitching better than others

Primer A bruised and battered Met team faced off against the Washington Nationals, starting a three-game set over the weekend to start the season series against their biggest rival for the division crown. Jacob deGrom was slated to start, but was of course hurt (stiff neck), meaning Matt Harvey got to move up a day […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game Recap April 19: A Mea Culpa to Jay Bruce

Jay Bruce for Dilson Herrera was a bad trade. It made me angry when it happened. When Bruce came up for his first at-bat in Citi Field and got a standing ovation, I was wondering why anyone was even a little happy to see him in a Mets uniform. How Bruce played over the next […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 18: The opponent changes, the blueprint stays the same

Primer Having lost the last three games of their four game set in Miami, the Mets returned home to start a three game series against the Phillies with Zack Wheeler on the mound. Wheeler has been flashing his potential in an up-and-down start to the season, suffering from some bad luck with a 7.45 ERA […]

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Game recap April 15: The luck always runs out

What Happened, In a Moment: Terry Collins treated Fernando Salas as his lockdown Eighth Inning GuyTM instead of a reliever running on fumes. Salas surrendered back-to-back homers to give Miami a 5-4 win. deGrom Overpowering: It seems odd to say a pitcher needs to go deep because the bullpen is over-taxed in the second week […]