MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

The Mets’ Offense and the Burden of Context

Often, when watching a lot of games by the same baseball team, we might say things like “boy it sure feels like Bobby Ballplayer strikes out a lot on high fastballs,” or “golly it seems like Javier Hitter grounds into a double play every time there’s a runner on first.” Often, we seek to prove […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap June 18: Well, you see, I just, we mean, it’s like…

After a painful 5-1 loss on Friday, the Mets and Steven Matz squared off against Aaron Blair and the Braves on Saturday night. Matz’s last few starts had been mediocre, largely due to his struggles to command his fastballs making him more hittable. Blair, meanwhile, had been horrible for the Braves, pitching to a 7.59 […]

MLB: Game two-New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

Game Recap June 8: Mets Finally Get Bats Going, Spoil Jameson Taillon’s Debut

TL;DR The Mets spoiled Jameson Taillon’s major league debut–sort of–by winning a hard-fought victory over the Pirates. New York won 6-5, actually scored more than a run, and prevented the Bucs from sweeping the series behind a good-but-not-great pitching performance from Noah Syndergaard. The Big Finish It’s apparently a thing: every recap I’ve written for this […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

My Grandma Likes Ty Kelly, and You Should, Too

“Ty” is a good name for a baseball player. Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb, for example—American League Batting Title winner for twelve straight years from 1907-1919, and still holding the all-time record for career batting average at .366. Ty Wigginton, hitting .302/.354/.526 in his first year in the majors, as a Met, and a […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

BP Mets Unfiltered: David Wright’s Injury, and the Future of Third Base

Unfortunately, news came out Friday morning that David Wright–the team’s captain and near-folk hero–will miss significant time with a herniated disc in his neck. While Wright dealing with serious injury shouldn’t be a surprise, this isn’t what anyone expected, I think. David Wright’s injury will require 6-8 weeks of rest from baseball activities during which […]

MLB: Chicago White Sox at New York Mets

Game recap May 30: Hello, Good Harvey, we haven’t seen you around these parts lately

WHO WON: The Memorial Day-themed camouflaged Mets WHAT HAPPENED, PITCHING IS FUN WHEN IT IS GOOD: For me, this game in general was fun to watch. Maybe that’s because I love pitching, and the return of good Matt Harvey gave this one an element of dueling aces. Speaking of Harvey’s return, it was exactly what […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap May 29: If you pretend this was just Clayton Kershaw dominating again, it’s a lot easier to handle

WHO WON: Clayton Kershaw and his other 8 pals in gray jerseys (I guess the Mets too, but in a weird ‘never have to face Kershaw again in the 2016 regular season’ kind of way) WHAT HAPPENED, AN UNSTOPPABLE FORCE MEETS FIVE TOTALLY MOVABLE OBJECTS: For the second time this season, the Mets had the…we’ll […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game Recap April 24: Decision Time on Matt Harvey

Executive Summary Matt Harvey pitched… poorly. His seasonal ERA is now 6.08. Sound the alarms. Naionals 7, Mets. 4. Discussion and Analysis After Harvey’s start on Friday the 13th, many pixels were posted posing the question: What’s wrong? Last night’s performance — 5 innings, 8 hits, 5 runs, 3 HR, 2 BB and merely one […]