MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap August 17: Stealing Syndergaard

The Phillies ambushed Noah Syndergaard in the bottom of the first inning Friday night, scoring twice before the Mets’ righty had even recorded an out, and while he was able to settle in as the night progressed, the poor beginning to the contest was enough to do him in. Matched up against Philadelphia ace Aaron […]

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Game recap August 14: Bad baseball

Primer The Orioles are one of the few teams that are having an even more depressing season than the Mets, sitting at 35-84. Jason Vargas is on the mound against the much-better-but-still-boring-and-bad Andrew Cashner. As a cherry on top of this shitty game sundae, Gary Cohen is on vacation for this series, with Wayne Randazzo […]

MLB: New York Mets at New York Yankees

Game recap August 14: Run support for deGrom again? Against the Yankees?

Another week, another deGrominant output. The Mets’ ace was at it again against a potent Bronx Bombers’ lineup. The struggling crosstown ace, Luis Severino, has not had even close to his best stuff recently – and last night was no different. Amed Rosario opened the game with his first career lead-off home run, followed by […]

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Game recap August 10: Wheelin’ and Dealin’

When the Mets traded Carlos Beltran and his expiring contract to San Francisco in July 2011, they envisioned the Single-A pitcher they brought back in return, Zack Wheeler, becoming a staple in their starting five and a dominating force in their rotation for years to come. It has taken roughly seven years, but the Mets’ […]

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets

Game recap August 7: Jason Vargas leaves early, a love story

Primer It’s a Jason Vargas start. Don’t think much more really needs to be said. At least the greatest second baseman of all time – Jeff McNeil – is still in the lineup. Game Recap Mercifully, Jason Vargas wasn’t in the game for long. After recording only one out and giving up three hits, an almost […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap August 3: Groundhog’s Day

How Jacob deGrom has managed to keep a remotely upbeat attitude over these past few months is nothing short of astonishing. Friday night’s game against Atlanta represented the Mets’ latest chance to play spoiler in a division race that they themselves have long been out of, and despite yet another gem from their ace, New York […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap August 2: Are you not entertained? (No, we are not)

Braves 4 Mets 2 | Final On a humid and miserable night that ended with rain dampening whatever was left of the spirits of whatever was left of the Flushing faithful, the Mets limply lurched to another loss, while Atlanta played for a share of first place. It wasn’t until the third when the Mets […]

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Mets

Game recap July 6: Grand finale

Most of America has been celebrating the Fourth of July all week, and on Friday night the Mets provided their own fireworks complete with a grand finale. Jose Bautista appeared done earlier this year when the longtime Blue Jay was cut by Atlanta, but since signing with the Amazins, he’s become a surprisingly successful reclamation project. […]

MLB: New York Mets at Toronto Blue Jays

Game recap July 4: Jose, Can You See?

It’s cool when the Mets prove they can actually win a game once in a while. The Mets defeated the Blue Jays last night by a score of 6-3, for just their seventh victory in their last 30 games. Apparently, wins are so rare for the Mets nowadays that they now call for firework celebrations —or at […]