Grady Sizemore Drop

Grady’s Maladies

I opined yesterday: “And in this series which will be decided by the team that decides to suck just a little bit less than the other one …” If ever there was a game which epitomized that statement, it happened on Friday night. The Mets offense sucked as once again they couldn’t support a Jacob […]

Ryan Doumit HR

Quotable

Hi. I’m Troy McClure. You may remember me from such quotes as: “I can’t think of a more fitting punishment for Hamels than to play out the rest of his contract on the S.S. Amaro in Philadelphia.” “You know I may be hyper-critical of the Mets, but the Philadelphia Phillies are a clown car.” “To […]

Ruben Tejada error Braves

Next Man Up

It was interesting to hear Josh Lewin on the radio on Wednesday talk about the “next man up” mentality that the Mets have been taking on here at the end of the season. Wednesday’s game featured, once again, no David Wright and no Daniel Murphy due to injuries. Lewin does double duty as the Chargers […]

Lucas Duda Gato Mas

Gato Mas

The Mets took on 90′s nemesis Atlanta on Tuesday night, and thanks to certain events that nobody could have seen coming, the Mets emerged victorious by a score of 3-2. Dillon Gee got his first win since coming back from injury as he pitched six and two thirds of strong baseball, giving up six hits […]

Lucas Duda Dodger Stadium

Tip Of The Hat, Wag Of The Finger (That’s Not Copyrighted, Right?)

First off, hats off to Bartolo Colon. Not only did he come back from terrible circumstances and pitch a good game, but after giving up a first inning run, who would have blamed him if he folded up tent at that point and wasn’t himself? So he comes back, pitches six strong innings, and now […]

David Wright forlorn

Some News Is Good News

There was much to rejoice about in the wake of the Mets’ 7-4 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday … a loss in which Adrian Gonzalez had five RBI, including a three run home run. First bit of good news is the return of Jacob deGrom. While his stat line didn’t look particularly great, he […]

Wilmer Flores error

Death Spiral: 2014 Edition

You know its bad when I start pining for the days of 2007 and 2008. The Mets were the laughingstock of baseball, but at least they were good. Friday night the Mets gave us yet another microcosm of the last six years. No offense, no drama, no reason for the other team to sweat. Hell, […]

Lucas Duda Camo

This Ain’t Shark Week

It would be easy to say that I can’t figure the Mets out … scoring seven runs off midseason A’s prize Jeff Samardzija (and yes, I can spell it without looking, fools) while getting shut down by the likes of Vance Worley and Odrisamer Despaigne (I had to look up Odrisamer). But that’s the essence […]

Matt Harvey 600

Living The Life Of Dreams

This was an actual dream I had this morning: Matt Harvey is in the clubhouse before the game tonight, and he gives the most inspirational speech of the season … something like “Are you going to let management bully you and make you do things you don’t want to do? Well I’m not! And I’m going […]

Carlos Torres Camo

There Is No Dana, Only Fools

I want to touch on Carlos Torres’ great outing on Monday, as he went five innings while giving up three hits and striking out six in an emergency start after pitching a third of an inning the day before. But I can’t do that without mentioning the reason for Torres’ emergency start, as Bartolo Colon […]

Starlin Castro

Skyrocketing Price … Afternoon Delight

Starlin Castro hit a game winning home run off of Jenrry Mejia and his hernia in the ninth inning to send the Mets to a Sunday loss by a score of 2-1. If the Mets want to trade for Castro now, he’ll likely cost Noah Syndergaard, Keith Hernandez, and Sandy Alderson’s first born. Theo Epstein […]

David Wright beaned Cubs

How Many Times?

Dan Straily probably didn’t mean to hit David Wright flush in his injured shoulder. In fact, Straily’s wildness during the rest of the sixth inning with two walks, including a run scoring walk, would prove that point. But for crissakes, does anybody on the hill for the Mets want to protect their teammate and make […]

Adam LaRoche Home Run

The Tipping Point

I was going to do a little fun thing where I was going to tell you what I would do if I were the commissioner of baseball, in light of Rob Manfred being voted in as Bud Selig’s successor. But I’m not going to do that. That’s how much Thursday night’s Mets game pissed me […]

den Dekker Play at Plate

High Comedy

So atypically strange, this game. Yet the ending? So typical of our friends in Flushing. The Nationals tried like hell to give the Mets the game on Wednesday. The first run scored when Kevin Frandsen dropped an easy fly ball (and if you didn’t see the game, it wasn’t one of those “he ran like […]

Enthusiasm

Curb Your Enthusiasm

“I’m really excited, because I think September’s going to mean something.” -Terry Collins Mean what … school? NHL training camps? Mozambique Revolution Day? Because after the Mets were handed a 7-1 thumping by the Washington Nationals, I can’t help but think that that’s all September 2014 is going to mean to us as Mets fans. Rafael Montero […]

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