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Game recap September 30: Jay Bruce got hot

Despite the Cardinals winning on a missed call on Thursday night, the Mets remained on the precipice of clinching – a win over the Phillies and a Pirate win over St. Louis would assure them at least one of the two wild card spots. With the postseason spot waiting to be claimed, Robert Gsellman got […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 25: That, my friends, is a blowout

Robert Gsellman impressed with his best appearance yet – eight strikeouts over seven scoreless innings. However, the more notable pitching performances came from the Phillies, whose pitchers combined to hit four batters, walk nine, and allow 14 hits. Emblematic of these struggles, Jose Reyes came to the plate with the bases loaded in four (!) separate […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game Recap September 20: Can’t watch, can’t look away

Executive Summary Julio Teheran held the Mets to a .238 average on balls in play over seven innings. When this offense doesn’t hit home runs, it’s borderline unwatchable. Braves 5, Mets 4. Discussion and Analysis The Mets have lost six of eight against the Braves at Citi Field this year. Considering the Braves are 53-89 when they don’t play in […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game recap September 14: Robert Gsellman can’t do it all

WHO WON: The red and white first-place not-Mets WHAT HAPPENED, IT WAS A GOOD GAME: It’s not as if the Mets got blown out, or the Mets couldn’t get a runner on base, or played sloppy defense, or really did anything poorly at all. Rookie starter and apparent wizard Robert Gsellman turned in a strong […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap September 9: The Mets are never going to lose again

Though the Mets did not play on Thursday, they entered their Friday night game against the Braves (the start of their last ever series at Turner Field) with improved playoff position. Somehow, despite running single digit playoff odds a month ago, the Mets found themselves in sole possession of the second wild card after the […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Gsellman is Ggood!

Robert Gsellman came into the season as roughly the 11th guy in line for starts for the 2016 Mets. The Opening Day rotation—Harvey, deGrom, Syndergaard, Matz, Colon—looked pretty locked in. Zack Wheeler was supposed to come back before the All-Star break. Logan Verrett and Sean Gilmartin had already proven their mettle in the majors in […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap September 3: Russian roulette

Since the Mets called up three more hitters than Las Vegas, it made me think of how much Terry Collins gambles every time he fills out the lineup card. Will Yoenis Cespedes be healthy enough to play? He gets in. But what about the other outfield positions? Jay Bruce did well before the trade. Michael […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap August 28: Nobody wants the Wild Card

In summary: The pitching was good until it wasn’t; the offense was never good. Mets lose 5-1. The good: Robert Gsellman is good! The SoCal native fit in perfectly to the Mets rotation in his first start on Sunday — both the hair and the slider. The hard-throwing righty was the victim of Terry Collins’ […]