MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Mets Make Mistakes, But Outlast Braves in 12

It wasn’t necessarily pretty, but the Mets persevered through a 12-inning marathon Friday night to top the Braves 5-3 and even their weekend series at Sun Trust Park. The game started with a bang for Atlanta, as after their starter Sean Newcomb tossed a scoreless first inning, second baseman Ozzie Albies greeted Mets ace Noah […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game Recap April 18: Redemption

The past few days have been a trying time in Metsland. After Monday’s heartbreaker in which the team blew a 6-1 lead in the eighth inning, followed by Tuesday’s frustrating loss, it was looking like the early-season mirage was over. The Mets were still the same old losers, and the Nationals still owned them. It was back […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game recap April 17: Death by a thousand papercuts

Primer One night removed from the latest in a long series of heartbreaking losses to the Nationals, life goes on for the 2018 Mets. Zack Wheeler took the mound, coming off of his brilliant season debut against the Marlins and facing the first real lineup he’s seen. Opposing him was long-time Met killer Gio Gonzalez, […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Staff Post: Small Sample Size Theater

Whatever else happens this season, we’ll always have the 11-1 record. Best start in baseball. An accomplishment the Yankees have never unlocked. Who cares if no team in the last 30 seasons has won a playoff series after starting 11-1 or better? That’s not a fun fact, it’s a wet blanket fact. What’s fun is […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets

Game recap April 14: It had to happen at some point

Brewers 5, Mets 1, final The unimaginable has happened, folks, as the New York Mets finally lost a baseball game. After Friday night’s thrilling 6-4 victory over the Brewers extended the winning streak to nine, the Mets sent Matt Harvey to the hill Saturday in search of number ten. Milwaukee sent out staff ace Chase […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets

Game recap April 13: Glove Potion No. 9

On a day the Mets listened to countless talking heads belittle their dominant beginning to the 2018 season by using their cataclysmic catching situation as a reason it won’t be good enough over the long haul, New York drowned out the noise en route to their ninth consecutive victory. Friday night’s series opener with the […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap April 10: This team just doesn’t know how to lose

Primer Times are good in Mets land. Panic City is a ghost town, as the Mets have jumped out to an incredible start, running the best record in baseball and tying a club record for best start to a season. The good times were set to keep rolling, with Jacob deGrom taking the mound against […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game recap April 9: Is this too good to be true?

After the New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night, a tweet by The Ringer’s Sean Fennessey caught my eye and summed up exactly how I was feeling. “This Mets season feels so good already, which likely means it will go bad in fantastic, operatic fashion. Like ‘Team plane flies into an alternate […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game recap April 7: Don’t look now, but Mets off to best start since 2006

After a less than stellar debut outing that resulted in the Mets’ only loss of the season thus far, Steven Matz returned to the mound Saturday looking like a man with something to prove. The Mets sent Matz out to face Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez, who’s enjoyed a great deal of success against the Mets […]

MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals

Game recap April 5: This is so crazy, it just might work

Mets 8, Nationals 2, Final Taking walks, hitting long balls, gutsy pitching and a solid bullpen all converged to see the Mets ruin the home opener of division rivals Washington. If you squint, tilt your head, and forget about last year, you can start to believe again. Series like these with powerhouse teams are the […]