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Game recap July 14: The new old Zack Wheeler

Mets 7, Nationals 3 The Mets pitching staff continued its streak of dominant outings Saturday, this time behind a 7.2-inning performance from right-hander Zack Wheeler. While the starting rotation has been incredible throughout much of the season, the team has routinely wasted brilliant performances from almost every member of the staff (we’re looking at you, […]

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Game recap July 9: The Enigma

Mets 4, Phillies 3 During any given start, Zack Wheeler can look like the ace many projected him to be once upon a time. The problem though is that during any given start, Zack Wheeler can also look like a backend starter that should be moved to the bullpen. The 6’4 right-hander is an enigma, […]

MLB: New York Mets at Toronto Blue Jays

Game recap July 3: Dear Mets, your bullpen is bad and you should feel bad

Primer Some of us are still watching these games, for whatever reason. Maybe we enjoy being frustrated on some level. Maybe we’re just too damn hot from the heat wave. Regardless of the reason, we didn’t even get the usual enjoyment of GKR, with Gary Apple and Ron taking over the broadcasting while the real […]

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets

Game recap June 22: Bellinger blast undoes Wheeler’s night

For six of his seven innings Friday night, Mets starter Zack Wheeler was in complete control. The sixth inning, however, was a different story thanks to one big swing from LA first baseman Cody Bellinger. Wheeler easily breezed through the first two innings of this game, retiring the first six Dodgers hitters with four punch-outs. […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap June 12: Mickey Callaway goes home

Primer Another trip to Atlanta, what could possibly go wrong? Zack Wheeler and the anemic Met offense squared off against Mike Foltynewicz and the best offense in the National League to start a two-game set. Game Recap Both starters worked around a first inning baserunner to settle into an early groove. Foltynewicz hit Michael Conforto […]

MLB: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

Game recap May 22: A plane flight, a double, a loss

Primer After a month of futility, the Mets found themselves in another good patch, having won four straight games and facing the lowly Marlins again on Tuesday night. Even better, the Marlin killer Zack Wheeler (3-1, 2.85 ERA career against Miami) was on the mound, though he’s much less effective at home (8-18 5.31 ERA […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Mets

Game Recap May 16: Bringers of rain

So it is technically my job to recap the Mets game yesterday to you, the reader, and talk about things you would care about reading. It is not my job to make it about myself, because you probably don’t care too much about me or my personal experiences. That said, I feel the best way I can fully convey the misery […]