MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Receiving Gifts

Baseball Prospectus readers are six times more likely than other MLB fans to apply their love of numbers to non-baseball pursuits. [Citation needed.] Since you’re mathy enough to be reading this, you’re probably familiar with the psychological studies demonstrating that people are happier to receive a gift they asked for than the one you regifted […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap August 21: Easy peasy lemon squeezy

THE RUNDOWN Yoenis Cespedes’s two-run blast was the only support that Noah Syndergaard needed, as Thor blanked the Giants offense for the 2-0 victory. ALL (BATS) QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT Both Jeff Samardzija and Syndergaard came out dealing, setting down the other side in order in each of the first two innings fairly easily. […]