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Marlins Series Preview June 27-29

After dropping all four in Los Angeles against the NL West-leading Dodgers, the Mets (34-41) rebounded by sweeping the lowly Giants at AT&T Park over the weekend. New York never trailed in the three-game set in which they set a franchise record for home runs in a calendar month. They look to carry some of […]

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 […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves

Nationals Series Preview June 15-18

It’s never simple in Mets land. The Amazins, after taking three of four from the Braves and winning a three-game set against the Cubs, have more injury questions to deal with as they head into a four-game series against the Nationals at Citi Field. Behind a five-run eighth inning and five scoreless innings from the […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros

Braves Series Preview June 9-11

Losers of five of seven after splitting a pair in Arlington, the scuffling Mets visit Atlanta’s new ballpark for the second time this season to play a four-game weekend set that includes a split-admission twin-bill on Saturday. Owners of the second-worst earned run average in the majors, a once-promising set of arms that has drawn […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game recap June 3: When the bullpen moves actually work

Welcome to pitcher abuse weekend! Throughout the country, college managers will ask their pitchers to go further than ever before or come back on short rest to try and survive playing up to five games in four days. I expected to see closers coming in for multiple innings. I expected to groan as young pitchers […]

MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

How Mets pitching went so very wrong

*All statistics to date through May 23 The New York Mets entered the 2017 season with almost the same team as 2016, but with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler back from injuries instead of Bartolo Colon. Instead of continuing the success of the past two seasons, the Mets find themselves in a much worse position. As of June […]

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 […]