MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 18: The opponent changes, the blueprint stays the same

Primer Having lost the last three games of their four game set in Miami, the Mets returned home to start a three game series against the Phillies with Zack Wheeler on the mound. Wheeler has been flashing his potential in an up-and-down start to the season, suffering from some bad luck with a 7.45 ERA […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game Recap April 14: No Rest for the Weary

Mets News Entering last night’s game, the first-place Mets had won five in a row. I’d say the Mets were “fresh off their fifth straight victory,” but nobody was fresh after Thursday’s five-hour-and-thirty-eight-minute, 16-inning affair. Except Sean Gilmartin. He was recalled from Las Vegas today to bolster a bullpen that had thrown 18 innings over the past […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 24: Close only counts in horseshoes and pre-replay neighborhood plays at second base

When the scoreboard flashed 10-0 in the fourth, some fans thought “no problem, we can come back. We’ve already seen record comebacks this week!” It’s one thing to dream about setting the record for biggest comeback in team history. After Terry Collins took out his four leading hitters, the replace-Mets did more than dream. They brought […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap September 11: You know the name…

Seth Lugo put up seven strong innings and Yoenis Cespedes drove in five runs following an emotional pre-game ceremony in Atlanta. In the last game the team will ever play at Turner Field, the offense put up a lead so insurmountable that the Mets’ own bullpen could not overcome it with their command struggles. The […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap August 26: Silver Slugger Bartolo Colon

Coming off a series win against the Cardinals in St. Louis that kept their wild card chances on life support (rather than in the grave), the Mets started a ten-game home stand against the Phillies on Friday. Bartolo Colon started for the Mets opposite Phillies lefty Adam Morgan. Morgan, you may remember, was on the […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Last Men Standing: The Mets’ Bullpen

So it’s official—Steven Matz was placed on the disabled list Monday, making him the latest casualty in the Mets’ “dropping like flies” worst-case-scenario played out before our eyes. The good news is that Matz’s official diagnosis was “shoulder tightness” with no structural damage to the shoulder or arm, and with the DL-listing retroactive to August […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Our Second-Half Predictions

We offered some #HotTakes back in April, some of which look prescient: David Wright will not start the Mets’ 2016 playoff games (he’s out for the season, if you’ve been under a rock) The 2016 team breaks the franchise record (200) for dingers (they’re 63% of the way there, having played 56% of their games) Addison […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap July 8: This is fine. Everything is fine

The dreary, rainy weather that spotted this game reflected the mood of Met fandom, as Noah Syndergaard and Stephen Strasburg squared off in the wake of Matt Harvey’s decision to undergo season ending surgery. Syndergaard, who has dealt with injury problems of his own, was dominant against the Cubs his last time out. The outing […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game Recap June 27: Nationals Run Roughshod Over Mets in Series Opener

Beginning a two-week stretch that could help define their season for better or worse, the Mets were embarrassed in the series opener at Nationals Park on Monday night. Washington stole a franchise record-tying six bases while scoring 11 unanswered runs, struggling Ben Revere and Danny Espinosa combined for seven of the team’s 17 hits and the […]