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 […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game Recap June 23: The New Normal

Some baseball games are greater than the sum of their parts. When I saw the Cleveland Indians play the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, this was not the case. The city of Cleveland, still ecstatic over the Cavaliers’ NBA Finals victory, cheered loudly and often, but the game never seemed within reach of the Rays. […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics

Who We Believe Will Be on the 25-Man Roster Come August… But Isn’t Now

Travis d’Arnaud: rotator cuff inflammation. Lucas Duda: lower back stress fracture. David Wright: frogs, boils, locusts, darkness for three days. Not only are the Mets down three position players, they’re missing arguably their three most important ones. After all, Juan Lagares is a rather studly fourth outfielder. But the team’s infield depth was such a weakness entering […]

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

Game recap May 14: Verrett snaps successful spot-start streak

What Happened, In One Sentence The Rockies scored four runs after a blown call at home plate in the third, winning 7-4. Reversal of Coors Field Fortune for Verrett Logan Verrett was spectacular in a spot start at Coors Field last year, striking out eight while only giving up one run in eight innings of […]

MLB: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

Game recap May 12: Bartolo does not hit a home run (and the Mets barely hit at all)

Thursday is the off day for a lot of teams, but May 12 still offered two intriguing pitching matchups in the National League. The Arizona Diamondbacks trotted out Zack Greinke versus the San Francisco Giants’ Johnny Cueto. But the marquee matchup contained the man widely regarded as one of the best, if not always the […]