DlzP9l3UUAEg1s_

Game recap September 21: A win for deGrom!

Jacob deGrom added to his Cy Young candidacy in D.C. on Friday night, hurling his MLB record 23rd consecutive quality start. That part isn’t exactly earth-shattering news, but what was encouraging was the Mets’ offense rewarding him with a victory, a pleasant deviation from the norm. The Mets actually put a run on the board […]

DnYlq3PUUAAhr6O

Game recap September 18: Bullpen blowup

Primer The Mets are already eliminated from postseason contention. The Phillies are mathematically still in it but realistically out of the race. For this game, the most important thing for the Mets would be getting to Aaron Nola, so that they can actually help Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young resume in a roundabout way. Steven Matz […]

usa_today_11236912.0

Game recap September 13: The end of an era

Marlins 3, Mets 4 [Game 1] Marlins 2, Mets 5 [Game 2] It was a day where the games mattered even less than usual; Mets captain David Wright announced that this season would be his last, and the collective wail from Mets fans meant the doubleheader sweep of the Marlins was a joyless one. On […]

DXImoBqX0AESNSE

Game recap September 11: Defense fails deGrom. Again.

Primer After being scratched due to weather concerns on Sunday and rained out on Monday, Jacob deGrom finally got to take the mound against the Marlins on Tuesday night. Miami has been something of a bugaboo for deGrom; he’s only 4-5 against them in his career, though he did memorably strike out the first eight […]

MLB: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

Game recap September 4: The Real Jason Vargas

Primer Monday night was a frustrating but still enjoyable experience, because we had the pleasure of watching Jacob deGrom. Watching the best of the Mets’ three-ish homegrown aces is a reminder of the sort of potential this team had and still has. Tuesday, we got Jason Vargas, a reminder of why that potential has been and […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap September 2: Synder-God

WHO WON: The Mets, but on the West coast WHAT HAPPENED, THE NOAH SYNDERGAARD SHOW: Sunday featured some interesting storylines. Michael Conforto homered. Jeff McNeil and Todd Frazier recorded a pair of hits. Most important? Noah Syndergaard was freaking good. It’s no secret that August was a rough month for Syndergaard, whose 2018 has been […]

USATSI_11146940_168381790_lowres

Game recap Aug. 28/29: The Walkoff

Primer Jacob deGrom versus a red-hot, newly-acquired, long-time Met rival Cole Hamels is a pretty juicy matchup. It’s too bad one of these teams is competently run and has maintained its status as a National League powerhouse since ascending in 2015 while the other has crashed and burned in spectacular fashion. So it goes. Brandon […]