MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap August 19: Oh yeah, this is what winning is like

Going in to the season, everyone in baseball assumed the San Diego Padres would be the league’s worst team by a mile. After losing every game so far this week, the Mets began Saturday tied with those lowly Padres! The best thing for the Mets might be losing five or six games a week. Baseball’s […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap August 18: Marginal players

Primer Watching Met games is hard these days. Writing detailed accounts of the happenings of those games is even more dreary. If I were a quarter as talented as someone like Grant Brisbee, perhaps these recaps would be more enjoyable to write and read, despite the Mets’ consistently poor performance. Unfortunately for you and me, I’m […]

MLB: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees

Yankees Series Preview August 14-17

The Mets (53-62) make the short trek into the Bronx on Monday to face their crosstown rivals in this year’s edition of the unofficial Subway Series, at a time where both clubs are playing for very different stakes. When the schedule was released over the winter, many looked at this week as a potential showcase […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap August 12: A trade and, I guess, a game

“We still have inventory,” Sandy Alderson said after Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the Phillies. I’m not sure any reporters really wanted to talk to Alderson about another lousy game in a disappointing year. No, reporters were talking to Alderson about the Mets trading away Neil Walker to Milwaukee for a player to be named later. […]

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Game recap August 11: Amed Rosario saves the day

Primer The Mets are bad. The Phillies are worse. At this time of the year, that leads to some pretty boring games, and the matchup of Seth Lugo and Nick Pivetta didn’t really do much to change that perception. On the other hand, there are plenty of prospects in the major leagues for mediocre teams at […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap August 10: Back home in Philly

Mets 10, Phillies 0 Final In a matchup between two teams playing for the future, the lopsided outcome was not in doubt as the Mets put up three runs in the first and never looked back. In a season that has offered both Mets pitchers and fans unending pain, an otherwise dominant night was marred […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap August 6: A ho-hum loss in a ho-hum season

Primer Steven Matz has been awful since returning from the disabled list, and the Dodgers have the second highest tAV in baseball. The Dodgers have also hit three or more home runs in all six games they’ve played against the Mets, unsurprisingly winning all of those games. Tough to imagine a worse matchup for Matz […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap August 5: Blame Collins, not Sewald

When Michael Conforto strode to the plate in the second inning, the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers had every reason to be worried. The Mets were already up 3-0 and had two runners on. Conforto had already homered in his first at-bat. Dodgers’ lefty Rich Hill couldn’t fool anyone with his straight 90 mph fastball. So […]

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Rockies Series Preview: August 1-3

It’s the time of year when good teams are acquiring talent and bad teams get to euphemize meaningless games by trying to play spoiler. The Rockies still hold the second wild card, so the Mets can at least pretend that these games matter to both participants. Oh also, Amed Rosario is here. WHEN AND WHERE […]