MLB: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

Game recap June 22: The wheels come off

Dodgers 6, Mets 3 The Mets could not get out of Los Angeles fast enough, but it seemed they needed to first plumb the depths of different ways to lose before they went, suffering a sweep to the Dodgers in a game that wasn’t so much a replay of the 2015 playoffs (“Clash of the […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap June 16: Fading hope

Primer With the slim bit of hope remaining for the 2017 season hanging in the balance, Steven Matz faced off against Max Scherzer in the second game of the Mets’ four-game set with the Nationals. Matz made his season debut in Atlanta last week, tossing seven innings of one-run ball and showing no signs of […]

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 […]

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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: 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 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 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: Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies

Nationals series preview April 28-30

Panic City is in full effect. Not only did the Mets drop their sixth game in a row against the lowly Atlanta Braves, but the status of their two biggest star remains in question. Dealing with leg issues all season, Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game with what looked like a severe hamstring injury. If hearing […]