MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

Game recap July 18: Well, that escalated quickly

I must admit, after the weekend series against Colorado, I was still holding out hope. There’s enough baseball left for anything to happen. However, it’s time to accept the facts, the main being that this Mets team just isn’t equipped to rattle off the 10 or 15 wins needed to thrust themselves back into contention. […]

MLB: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

Game recap July 14: Welcome back

Primer After being snubbed for the All-Star Game, Jacob deGrom got the first start for the Mets out of the break, squaring off against the second Wild Card team Rockies. Jon Gray, the Rockies’ opening day starter who missed significant time with a stress fracture in his foot, made his sixth start. Perhaps most importantly, […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game recap July 8: At least Jay Bruce can hit

Despite all the confusion about whether the Mets are officially sellers yet and Michael Conforto’s place in the lineup, I thought Saturday’s game would be a respite. Adam Wainwright is now a below replacement level pitcher. The Mets should be able to pound their former tormentor. Even if the pitching and fielding collapse, it never […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game recap July 7: Power play

Primer After losing two games to the Nationals and having the third mercifully rained out, the Mets come into St. Louis for their last series before the All Star Break. Jacob deGrom, on a fantastic run after some early season troubles, took the mound opposite Cardinal ace Carlos Martinez. It should have been a matchup […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap June 30: False hope

Primer Jacob deGrom has been dominant his last three times out, going 25 innings with an ERA under one. Against the worst team in baseball, he had a great chance to continue that success as the Phillies came into town for a three-game set, starting with Ben Lively, owner of a 3.90 ERA but an […]

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies series preview June 30-July 2

It feels like everytime I step forward to write a series preview, the Mets are on the verge of pulling you back in. This club is 10.5 games behind the NL East leading Washington Nationals and 9.5 games behind the second Wild Card spot currently occupied by the Colorado Rockies. But rather than submitting to […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap June 23: Movable force, meet stoppable object

Primer Well, even if the Mets front office has left a lot to be desired recently, they at least can recognize a lost season. A day after getting swept in a four-game series by the Dodgers, the Mets made it known that their free agents to be are available. Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, […]

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 17: As good as over

Back when Davey Johnson was managing the Nationals to their first playoff appearance, they played a bunch of close games with the Mets. But those games never felt too close. Those Nationals were one of the league’s best run prevention teams. Washington has acquired more talent since 2012, but one look at their bullpen and […]