MLB: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies

Braves series preview April 25-27

The sky is falling in Flushing as the reeling Mets welcome last-place Atlanta to Citi Field for the second time this month in the midst of 32 straight games against National League East opponents to open the season. Playing shorthanded offensively due to a bevy of injuries to key players, New York was swept by […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves

Nationals series preview April 21-23

As they wrap up the third week of a young but already very eventful season, New York welcomes the first-place Washington Nationals to town for a three-game set with both teams seemingly headed in opposite directions. Decimated by a rash of injuries and coming off of two straight series losses at the hands of Miami […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 20: Everybody hurts sometimes

WHO WON: The red and gray not-Mets WHAT HAPPENED, A ROUGH START: The Mets looked great on the defensive end in the first inning. They looked great, but that’s probably because Noah Syndergaard struck out the side. What about when baseballs were put in play? Well, that’s another story. Things started to unravel in the […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game Recap April 19: A Mea Culpa to Jay Bruce

Jay Bruce for Dilson Herrera was a bad trade. It made me angry when it happened. When Bruce came up for his first at-bat in Citi Field and got a standing ovation, I was wondering why anyone was even a little happy to see him in a Mets uniform. How Bruce played over the next […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 18: The opponent changes, the blueprint stays the same

Primer Having lost the last three games of their four game set in Miami, the Mets returned home to start a three game series against the Phillies with Zack Wheeler on the mound. Wheeler has been flashing his potential in an up-and-down start to the season, suffering from some bad luck with a 7.45 ERA […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap April 16: Get us out of Miami

Marlins 4, Mets 2 The Mets showed flashes of competence, but ultimately just ran out of gas, losing the last three games against Miami; this one culminated in a heartbreaking walk-off surrendered by Addison Reed to Miami rookie JT Riddle, who hit his first major league home run in style. The ending was a particularly […]

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Game recap April 15: The luck always runs out

What Happened, In a Moment: Terry Collins treated Fernando Salas as his lockdown Eighth Inning GuyTM instead of a reliever running on fumes. Salas surrendered back-to-back homers to give Miami a 5-4 win. deGrom Overpowering: It seems odd to say a pitcher needs to go deep because the bullpen is over-taxed in the second week […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game Recap April 14: No Rest for the Weary

Mets News Entering last night’s game, the first-place Mets had won five in a row. I’d say the Mets were “fresh off their fifth straight victory,” but nobody was fresh after Thursday’s five-hour-and-thirty-eight-minute, 16-inning affair. Except Sean Gilmartin. He was recalled from Las Vegas today to bolster a bullpen that had thrown 18 innings over the past […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap April 13: Eventually, theoretically, someone has to win

Mets 9, Marlins 8, 16 innings I don’t know if you remember Xan Brooks’ epic Wimbledon liveblog in 2010, when the internet watched a writer lose their mind in real time. I thought it was hilarious, an epic virtuoso performance. I’m not in any way comparing my responsibilities to that, but having waited for this […]

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Game Recap April 12: It’s Never Easy

Before yesterday, the last time Zack Wheeler had won a start was September 19, 2014, against the Atlanta Braves. The Mets won that game, 5-0. In the game, Eric Young Jr. batted leadoff for the Mets and played left field. Matt den Dekker started in center. Dilson Herrera started at second base. Eric Campbell, Anthony Recker, and Bobby […]