WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: Starting pitcher Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets looks on after allowing a two run home run by Daniel Murphy #20 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Nationals Park on May 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Row On

There is no way to tell Which way the river flows I cannot tell you what your future may hold Or which way it goes Or which way the river flows At the beginning of the baseball season, I would have bet my house that Matt Harvey was going to take that big step forward […]

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets celebrates with Logan Verrett #35 after a 7-1 victory against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 23, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Deep, Hard, and Glorious

The home run needs an image consultant. Amongst the dingers that were leaving the yard on Monday night, Asdrubal Cabrera drove in a run with a single. Gary Cohen went into the “for a team that is so reliant on the home run …” as if the home run was an illegal drug that the […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22:  Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during their game at Citi Field on May 22, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Noah Is Amazing, But …

Noah Syndergaard is our bridge over troubled waters. He struck out 11 Brewers on Sunday, and combined with a home run by Michael Conforto and Asdrubal Cabrera’s two run single in the fourth inning gave the Mets a 3-1 win and a much needed sweep of the Brewers. The sweep, while keeping them afloat in […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets is congratulated by Yoenis Cespedes #52 and the rest of his teammates after Wright hit a walk off single to win the game over the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on May 21, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The New York Mets defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Realistic Romanticism

I was out of pocket today. It was one of those instances where I was enjoying food, drink, and good company. So much so to the point where I had forgotten that I had the ability to get baseball updates on my phone. (I’m supposed to get them automatically, but my phone is Julio Franco […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20:  Alex Presley #15 of the Milwaukee Brewers cannot catch a two run home run by Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets in the sixth inning during their game at Citi Field on May 20, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Reunion Special

The reunions keep coming as the Milwaukee Brewers come to town. As if Daniel Murphy wasn’t enough, now we get two more people coming back to get their championship rings and tug at our heartstrings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who became the first Met to hit three home runs in a game at home and who drove a […]

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12:  Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets looks on against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game three of the National League Division Series at Citi Field on October 12, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Waiting For The End Is Unnecessary

I’m not going to sit here and pretend to know what is going on with Matt Harvey. Mechanics, pitch count, off field exploits … I really don’t care. Because it’s starting to get sickening now. I know this team isn’t really supposed to have an “ace” per say, but Harvey is the guy that started […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18:  Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during their game at Citi Field on May 18, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Flaws All Around

It was almost as if Keith saw it coming. And why wouldn’t he? He’s seen it all, he’s done it all, and he’s freakin’ Keith Hernandez. It’s 1-1 in the fifth, runners on second and third after Murphy grounded out. Ryan Zimmerman, once great but now leaves cruise ships stranded on basepaths, is at the […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17:  Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets fields a hit by Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals in the first inning at Citi Field on May 17, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Equalizer

Tuesday was a big game. I know it’s only one of 162, and one of 19 against the Nationals. But there’s no denying that this was a big one. When SNY makes the pre-game show travel and it isn’t Opening Day, you know it’s huge. Sports television just doesn’t throw around money like it’s water, after […]

DENVER, CO - MAY 15:  Right fielder Alejandro De Aza #16 of the New York Mets comes up short on a ball off the bat of Tyler Chatwood of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 15, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Mets 4-3 to sweep the three-game series. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Enough Is Enough

Yesterday I argued that the Mets deserved to find out what an alternate universe had in store had Carlos Torres not made a terrible call on what should have been a Tony Wolters strikeout. Today, I’m sure there would have been an alternate universe which would have shown us what would have happened had Rob […]

DENVER, CO - MAY 14:  Terry Collins #10 of the New York Mets is thrown out of the game by umpire Carlos Torres after arguing that Tony Wolters #14 of the Colorado Rockies was out with a strike out in the third inning of a game   at Coors Field on May 14, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

We Should Have Seen This Coming

Look, I’m the last person to complain about bad calls. I’m a firm believer that even with replay in place, a baseball team has to factor in lousy umpires, and be good enough to overcome them. And if Logan Verrett had been able to get out Tony Wolters, a .172 hitter coming into the game […]

DENVER, CO - MAY 13:  Starting pitcher Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets walks faff the field scratching his head after being pulled from the game with two outs in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 13, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

The Crazy Quilt Of Blame

It’s always interesting when you dissect a loss and try to figure out what went wrong. When you’re talking about a 5-2 loss, there would seem to be enough blame to go around. Five runs is too many to give up, and two runs is not enough to win on most nights. Everybody gets the […]

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 12:  Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an RBI single in the first inning against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Gorilla Sized Loss

Clayton Kershaw. Yup, that’s pretty much it. Nine innings, three hits (not one home run to Bartolo Colon), 13K’s, and after Colon gave up four in the first and a home run to Sludge Bucket in the second, it was pretty much over. So I figure that you’re all catching up on your sleep right now […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11:  Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets has his batting helmet removed by Asdrubal Cabrera #13 in celebration of his solo homerun to take a 1-0 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers during the third inning at Dodger Stadium on May 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Full Thor

We had a little joke here last season that measured the effect our former second baseman would have on a game. A good play gave him the “Good Murph” status. A strikeout with the bases loaded or grounding into a double play? “Bad Murph”. When he made one of his “what in the hell are […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  Steven Matz #32 of the New York Mets tips his cap to the fans after leaving the game in the eigth inning against the Atlanta Braves during their game at Citi Field on May 4, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Steven Matz To Be Skipped So My Heart Won’t Be

Steven Matz’s elbow barked yesterday. So rather than rolling the dice, Terry Collins has decided to skip Matz’s next turn to give him a little extra rest. Rather than take the road previously popular among Mets medical experts, which was to give the player another start because “it’s no big deal”, measure an injury’s seriousness […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Hansel Robles #47 of the New York Mets reacts after giving up the game winning home run to Trayce Thompson #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning of the baseball game at Dodger Stadium May 10, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Splashed

The Jacob deGrom from Tuesday night was what SNY’s post game show kept calling “a carbon copy” of the Jacob deGrom from Game 5 of last year’s NLDS. Well guess what? You’re going to see a lot of that Jacob deGrom this year. And that’s a good thing, because without his best stuff, he still […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 09:  Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets celebrates a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on May 09, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Drama Is Day To Day

Maybe we all should have known that there was a chance that all of the lead-in to our first hello to Chase Utley would end not with a bean, but with an 0-for-2 because a lefty started for the Mets. I mean, you stupid bloggers with your rhetoric and your reckoning countdowns … stupid! But despite […]

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 8: New York Mets players high-five after beating the San Diego Padres 4-3 in a baseball game at PETCO Park on May 8, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The Perfect Ointment For The Imagined Ailment

So, fair warning: If you remember that I hate the term “low-risk/high-reward”, and you were annoyed when I went on and on about why I hate that term, then you might not want to read this piece. Because I’m going to rail against a new pick of nit that is growing like weeds: It’s the […]

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 7:  Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets, right, is congratulated by Tim Teufel #11 after hitting a two-home run home run for the first of his career during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 7, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The Alpha And The Omega

The Mets hit four home runs tonight en route to a 6-3 victory in San Diego. There’s only one home run that anybody will remember: Your browser does not support iframes. I post this again to make a point, and that point is this: Gary Cohen was spectacular on that call. He’s spectacular for long […]

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 7:  Bartolo Colon #40 of the New York Mets hits a two-home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on May 7, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Bartolo Goes Yard And We All Hyperventilate A Little

Because this deserves its own post, and because some people will need visual proof that this actually happened: Your browser does not support iframes. In a blog post ironically entitled “Things I’m Wrong About, Volume: Infinity“, I predicted the inevitable Bartolo Colon home run. Did I think it would come against one of the game’s […]

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 6: Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the New York Mets is tagged out at the plate by Derek Norris #3 of the San Diego Padres during the seventh inning of a baseball game at PETCO Park on May 6, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Unopened Gifts

So I’m getting it from Cubs fans who are telling me “hey, we’re trying to help you by beating the Nationals, and you can’t even beat the freakin’ Padres.” And this is why sports is irrational. Because now I’m thinking this random May game against the Padres is must win because I don’t want a […]

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