MLB: Texas Rangers at Atlanta Braves

Braves Series Preview September 15-17

The Mets head into Atlanta for the final time this season, with both division rivals focused on next year. After winning four in a row, New York has dropped four straight to fall back to 20 games under .500. Terry Collins’ beleaguered pitching staff made history this week by allowing 39 runs on Chicago’s North […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

The Steven Matz Conundrum

On Monday, the Mets shut down Steven Matz. He hadn’t reached an arbitrary innings limit, nor was he injured, Terry Collins insisted. “This is not an injury, this is not an injury,” Collins told reporters before the Diamondbacks series began. “It’s just an issue of he needs to shut it down for a little while…If […]

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks Series Preview August 21-24

New York welcomes Arizona to town for four games after dropping yet another series to Miami over the weekend in which the frustrations of a lost season showed up between the white lines. Less than 48 hours after watching two more well-liked teammates in Curtis Granderson and Rene Rivera set sail for playoff contenders, mental […]

MLB: New York Yankees at New York Mets

Game recap August 17: So close, yet never close enough

Yankees 7, Mets 5, Final The Mets went into last night’s Subway Series finale hoping to avoid only the second series sweep on the losing side in more than twenty years of the midsummer meet-ups. Better late than never: while it was still not to be, for eight innings the Mets seemed less in a […]

MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

Yankees Series Preview August 14-17

The Mets (53-62) make the short trek into the Bronx on Monday to face their crosstown rivals in this year’s edition of the unofficial Subway Series, at a time where both clubs are playing for very different stakes. When the schedule was released over the winter, many looked at this week as a potential showcase […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves

Phillies Series Preview August 10-13

On the heels of yet another disappointing homestand where they were lucky to eke out one win, the Mets (50-61) head to Philadelphia to face a rebuilding club sporting the majors’ worst record. After dropping the first five on their recent road trip, the Phillies (42-69) salvaged the final three games before returning to Citizens […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap August 6: A ho-hum loss in a ho-hum season

Primer Steven Matz has been awful since returning from the disabled list, and the Dodgers have the second highest tAV in baseball. The Dodgers have also hit three or more home runs in all six games they’ve played against the Mets, unsurprisingly winning all of those games. Tough to imagine a worse matchup for Matz […]

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Game Recap August 1: Meet Amed

Mets News The best news. As if you hadn’t heard, Amed Rosario, midseason #2 prospect in baseball, was promoted on Monday, minutes after the trade deadline passed. Purportedly, it was Sandy Alderson’s plan all along to delay calling up Rosario “until the roster had solidified.” Alderson’s strategy, however, may not extend to instructing his manager […]

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees

What You Need To Know: July 31

Monday Takeaway Last Monday, Jacob deGrom continued a string of excellent pitching performances. The number of the game was “8,” as he pitched eight strong innings against the Padres, with eight strikeouts, for his eighth straight win. Try saying that three times fast. deGrom was also solid against the Mariners on Saturday, although he was […]