MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap April 10: 24 Amazin’ Hours With Jacob deGrom and Jay Bruce

Last night, the Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 4-3 at Citizens Bank Park. We’ll take you from Sunday night to Monday night. Sunday 10:45 p.m.: In their Sunday Night Baseball matchup on ESPN, the Mets defeated the Marlins by a score of 5 to 2. Noah Syndergaard pitched 7 exceptional innings […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap April 7: Some hope, then some rust

Primer Nearly any Mets fan perusing these pages likely remembers that amazing doubleheader in 2013 when Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler teamed up to give a terrible Mets team a glimpse of hope. Friday night was a throwback, with Wheeler making his first start in two years the night after Matt Harvey made a solid […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game Recap April 5: More Rafael Montero than your doctor prescribed

I think we can all agree it’s great that baseball is back. Baseball is wonderful, usually. But last night was one of those times when baseball is not wonderful. Was it really necessary for us to experience the laborious, low-scoring extra inning game that features pitchers like Josh Edgin and Rafael Montero so soon? Can’t […]

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From BP: Short Relief: Ty Kelly Cannot Advise You on the Subject of Rivers

Over at the Baseball Prospectus main site, Patrick Dubuque and company are rolling out a new daily collection of short posts “… concerned primarily with the aesthetic, the metaphorical, and the ridiculous aspects of baseball as an unproductive labor that induces such devotion and contentment.” Every weekday, expect a couple of quick hits on a […]

MLB: Spring Training-St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

Mets Top Prospects: No. 21 to No. 30

Welcome back to the conclusion of our BP Mets top 30 list. This list was put together by Baseball Prospectus Senior Prospect Writer Jeffrey Paternostro, BP Mets Prospect Contributor Skyler Kanfer, and myself over the course of the past few weeks. Full reports for prospects 1-10 are available on the main Baseball Prospectus site, we […]

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Game Recap September 27: Post-Traumatic Strep Reorder

Executive Summary Norse gods are rejuvenated by the strep throat bacterium. Mets 12, Marlins 1. Discussion and Analysis Noah Syndergaard started for the first time in eight days. While extra rest this late in the season is a good thing in itself, Thor appeared unaffected by his recent illness. The Marlins scored a lone fluky run off the Mets’ ace. Dee Gordon […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 25: That, my friends, is a blowout

Robert Gsellman impressed with his best appearance yet – eight strikeouts over seven scoreless innings. However, the more notable pitching performances came from the Phillies, whose pitchers combined to hit four batters, walk nine, and allow 14 hits. Emblematic of these struggles, Jose Reyes came to the plate with the bases loaded in four (!) separate […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap September 24: Close only counts in horseshoes and pre-replay neighborhood plays at second base

When the scoreboard flashed 10-0 in the fourth, some fans thought “no problem, we can come back. We’ve already seen record comebacks this week!” It’s one thing to dream about setting the record for biggest comeback in team history. After Terry Collins took out his four leading hitters, the replace-Mets did more than dream. They brought […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game Recap September 22: This Team Really Wants the Playoffs

One of the prevailing memes of the latter portion of this 2016 MLB season has been that nobody seems to want to win the National League Wild Card spots. The New York Mets, who we counted out of the playoffs in a staff post less than a month ago, clawed their way back into contention […]

MLB: Minnesota Twins at New York Mets

Game recap September 17: Never say die

What Happened: After a long and painful day, the Mets got to celebrate a franchise-record 201 home runs in a season as Curtis Granderson hit a game-tying homer in the 11th and a game-winning homer in the 12th. Fans probably walked in to yesterday’s game a little bummed out. It was Jacob deGrom hair hat […]