MLB: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

Game recap June 19: Weird baseball

Baseball is weird. On a night that Clayton Kershaw, the de facto best pitcher in baseball, was staked to a 7-0 lead, we saw a below average team claw their way back into a game that they had no business clawing back into. Unfortunately, the Mets still came up empty, dropping 10-6  to the Los […]

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Cubs series preview: June 12-14

I’ve lived in my Los Angeles neighborhood for 10 years, and this spring was the first time I saw anyone wearing a Cubs hat. It’s not like there’s a ton of Dodgers loyalty in my neighborhood either. Mets apparel was actually the second most common until suddenly people are hopping on the Cubs bandwagon. With […]

MLB: New York Mets at Texas Rangers

Game Recap June 7: Good Things Can Happen To The Mets, Too

The 2017 season has largely been a practice of Murphy’s Law for the Mets to this point. And their failures have been well-documented; I don’t really need to rehash everything that’s gone wrong. I don’t need to talk about the starting rotation. I don’t need to talk about how frighteningly close they are to Closer Paul Sewald. I […]

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers

Rangers series preview: June 6-7

The Mets are headed to Texas for a two-game series with the Rangers. Officially, it’s the first time the Mets will use a designated hitter this year. Unofficially…let’s all stare longingly at the left side of the infield. This may be the perfect time for a trip to Arlington. The Rangers had a 10-game winning […]

MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

How Mets pitching went so very wrong

*All statistics to date through May 23 The New York Mets entered the 2017 season with almost the same team as 2016, but with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler back from injuries instead of Bartolo Colon. Instead of continuing the success of the past two seasons, the Mets find themselves in a much worse position. As of June […]

MLB: San Diego Padres at New York Mets

Game recap June 1: The abyss beckons

Brewers 2, Mets 1 It was a given after Wednesday’s number one heard ‘round the world that there was little the Mets could or would do with their on-field product to distract from the dire state of affairs. While they hold second place in the NL East, they trail the Nationals by almost ten games, […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres

Brewers Series Preview May 29-June 1

Phew. The Mets were able to sandwich one of their worst losses of the season (I know, it feels like there’s one of those per series) with relatively easy wins against the Pirates on Friday and Sunday for a series victory. All three Mets starters over the weekend — Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, and Matt Harvey — […]

MLB: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

Game Recap May 27: Edge of collapse

Mets News It’s news when the Mets win a game, as they did Friday night behind the second-best pitcher in the National League by 2017 WARP. Jacob deGrom’s 2.64 Wins Above Replacement Player through his first 10 starts exceeds that of every other starter except the Nationals’ Max Scherzer, at 2.80. By Deserved Run Average, deGrom’s […]