MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap June 17: As good as over

Back when Davey Johnson was managing the Nationals to their first playoff appearance, they played a bunch of close games with the Mets. But those games never felt too close. Those Nationals were one of the league’s best run prevention teams. Washington has acquired more talent since 2012, but one look at their bullpen and […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap June 15: Night terrors

Nationals 8, Mets 3 Is it the curse of Tom Terrific? June 15, 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of Tom Seaver’s departure for Cincinnati, a trade that perhaps many readers of this site are too young to remember, but those in the know have been able to reduce their parents and grandparents to tears by […]

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Game Recap June 14: Actually Entertaining Baseball

Wednesday seemed like it was just another day in the life of the 2017 New York Mets. The day started out with the news that everyone’s favorite relief pitcher, Rafael Montero, was returning to New York to re-join the Mets. A little later on, things got even worse when the corresponding roster move was announced. Josh […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets

Game recap May 29: Gsellman saves the day

If the Mets have any hope of turning around their injury plagued 2017 season, now is the time to get going. Yes, it’s only May, but playing yourself into a hole can sink even the best teams. We saw the 2016 Astros go on a historic tear to close the season, but because of their […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres

Brewers Series Preview May 29-June 1

Phew. The Mets were able to sandwich one of their worst losses of the season (I know, it feels like there’s one of those per series) with relatively easy wins against the Pirates on Friday and Sunday for a series victory. All three Mets starters over the weekend — Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, and Matt Harvey — […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game Recap May 24: Great Odin’s Raven

Baseball is supposed to be fun. Baseball is supposed to be an escape from the real world. Baseball is supposed to make you think, feel, laugh, and get excited about things that don’t matter at all. It’s supposed to give you something to look forward to on a Wednesday night in May. Baseball is supposed to […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets

Game recap May 20: No sweat

Terry Collins became the Mets’ all-time leader in games managed last night, and the Mets celebrated as only they could: putting five straight Angels on base in the ninth inning to face Mike Trout. I fully expected another bullpen implosion, but Trout only hit a sacrifice fly and the Mets were able to escape 7-5. […]

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets

Game recap May 19: Home sweet home

Primer  Oh boy have the Mets been bad. After finally climbing the hill back to .500, the Mets dropped seven straight to fall 8.5 games back in the division. Matt Harvey has been awful, Robert Gsellman looks like he’s pitching hurt, and Tommy Milone has been underwhelming. The only two bright spots in the rotation, […]

MLB: New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks

Game recap May 16: Desperate in the desert

By the eighth inning of last night’s game, I started wondering, “are moral victories in baseball?” College sports can have teams that are so obviously mismatched that you don’t really expect your team to win. As long as they don’t embarrass themselves, the loss isn’t that bad. The Mets weren’t getting blown out of this […]

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Game recap May 15: Don’t be surprised, don’t be anything

Well, if you had any hopes of the Mets washing away an embarrassing sweep against the Brewers with a victory in Arizona last night, you went to sleep disappointed. The Mets dropped their fifth game in a row after losing to the Diamondbacks 7-3. Panic City seems to be in full effect, as the Amazins’ continue […]