MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap August 12: A trade and, I guess, a game

“We still have inventory,” Sandy Alderson said after Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the Phillies. I’m not sure any reporters really wanted to talk to Alderson about another lousy game in a disappointing year. No, reporters were talking to Alderson about the Mets trading away Neil Walker to Milwaukee for a player to be named later. […]


Game recap August 11: Amed Rosario saves the day

Primer The Mets are bad. The Phillies are worse. At this time of the year, that leads to some pretty boring games, and the matchup of Seth Lugo and Nick Pivetta didn’t really do much to change that perception. On the other hand, there are plenty of prospects in the major leagues for mediocre teams at […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap August 10: Back home in Philly

Mets 10, Phillies 0 Final In a matchup between two teams playing for the future, the lopsided outcome was not in doubt as the Mets put up three runs in the first and never looked back. In a season that has offered both Mets pitchers and fans unending pain, an otherwise dominant night was marred […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

Phillies Series Preview August 10-13

On the heels of yet another disappointing homestand where they were lucky to eke out one win, the Mets (50-61) head to Philadelphia to face a rebuilding club sporting the majors’ worst record. After dropping the first five on their recent road trip, the Phillies (42-69) salvaged the final three games before returning to Citizens […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap August 5: Blame Collins, not Sewald

When Michael Conforto strode to the plate in the second inning, the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers had every reason to be worried. The Mets were already up 3-0 and had two runners on. Conforto had already homered in his first at-bat. Dodgers’ lefty Rich Hill couldn’t fool anyone with his straight 90 mph fastball. So […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap August 4: A playoff baseball team (but not the one you’d like)

Primer After losing two in Colorado, the Mets return to Citi Field with Jacob deGrom on the mound, who looks to bounce back after having his eight-game winning streak snapped in Seattle. Opposing the Mets were the behemoth Dodgers and their newly acquired ace, Yu Darvish. The Mets are bad. The Dodgers are historically great. […]

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

Game recap August 3: Shrimp

Mets 4, Rockies 5; Final In the end, even the arrival of Amed Rosario was too much good to be enjoyed. A lost season? Once-in-a-generation pitching on the shelf? All that was needed was a slapstick end to this road trip to make sure no one mistook this team for contenders any time soon. As […]

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 […]