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 […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game Recap September 12: Know When to Fold ‘Em

Executive Summary The Mets gambled that Rafael Montero could tame the second-best offense in baseball. Didn’t happen. Nationals 8, Mets 1. Discussion and Analysis Mat Latos was cut by the White Sox after posting a 7.25 ERA from April 30 through June 7. In two relief appearances for Washington, Latos’ 7.71 ERA was even worse. Yet […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap September 10: As it turns out, the Mets can’t win them all

In summary: There are losses, heartbreaking losses that make you reconsider your fandom, make you wish you’d never stumbled across this stupid game in the first place. Then there are losses that probably wouldn’t have been losses if your team pinch ran for Wilmer Flores or didn’t trust Erik Goeddel in season-changing situations. Last night […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

See You In September!

September is upon us. The leaves are changing, the Mets are still on the edge of the playoff race, and major league teams can recall up to 40 players to the active roster. Four call-ups have already been confirmed by Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. I brought out my Magic 8-Ball to predict […]

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

Game recap August 18: Ace-off!

In a sentence A pitcher’s duel ended in a 10-7 Giants win, just like we all wrote it up. The good Seven runs! With Neil Walker out for the third straight game with lower back stiffness, Justin Ruggiano’s unlikely grand slam and Ty Kelly’s unlikely two-run triple provided most of the offense against San Francisco […]

MLB: New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks

Game Recap August 15: Colon and the Mets Snakebitten in the Desert

Arizona scored in six different innings off of Bartolo Colon and the New York bullpen as the Diamondbacks defeated the Mets 10-6 in the series opener on Monday night at Chase Field. After sweeping the Mets in a three-game set last week at Citi Field, the last-place Diamondbacks tallied 16 hits on a night where […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game recap August 14: The man from Long Island, still striving for perfection

THE RUNDOWN Steven Matz took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against a punchless Padres lineup as the Mets moved back over .500 with a 5-1 victory on Sunday. A DOMINANT OUTING Although Sunday’s start would prove to be arguably the finest of Matz’s young career, the game began inauspiciously for the lefty. On a brutally hot day in […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game recap August 12: Logan Verrett still isn’t Matt Harvey

With their winning percentage down to .500 and their playoff hopes growing slimmer by the day, the Mets looked to bounce back from a sweep at the hands of the Diamondbacks against the Padres on Friday night. Logan Verrett, granted another shot as a member of the Mets rotation, was opposed by San Diego right […]

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets

Game Recap August 10: Blevins Blunders, Bats Brittle

Executive Summary Jerry Blevins gave up Oscar Hernandez’s first major-league home run in the 12th inning. Diamondbacks 3, Mets 2. Discussion and Analysis It’s no surprise that a lineup featuring Ty Kelly, T.J. Rivera, Matt Reynolds and Bartolo Colon — a mediocre spring training B-squad — mustered merely three baserunners against a pitcher who entered the game […]

MLB: New York Mets at Detroit Tigers

Game recap August 6: It’s almost as if the Logan Verrett Experiment was doomed from the start

What Happened, In a Sentence Terry Collins’ head-scratching lineup produced 14 hits, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Logan Verrett’s dismal outing as the Mets lose 6-5. Veteran Manager Seeks Right-Handed Hitters Throughout the season, Terry Collins has been steadfast in not playing Michael Conforto against left-handed pitchers. You figured something had to give once […]