on August 13, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The New York Mets defeated the Colorado Rockies 12-3.

Terry Gets Gangsta

Terry Collins stared at his framed photo of Jerry Manuel and muttered with clenched teeth “I’ll show you gangsta, you mark-ass punk.” He then proceeded to hand a lineup card to Joe West that had Juan Uribe playing second base. Uribe rewarded Collins by getting two hits including a big two run double in the sixth […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29:  Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox makes a catch for the final out of the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 29, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

At Least I Don’t Have To Learn To Spell Rzepczynski

As off-script as their road wins have been, relying on the lineup and the bullpen rather than the starting pitching, the latest two losses to the Red Sox at Citi Field have stuck to the Mets narrative: great starting pitching, no hitting, little bullpen help. Jacob deGrom went six good innings striking out ten and […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28:  Blake Swihart #23 of the Boston Red Sox runs the bases as he hits an inside the park home run in the tenth inning against the New York Mets on August 28, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

Where Have You Gone, Calvin Schiraldi?

I wish I could find real outrage in a 6-4 loss to the Red Sox on Friday. I just can’t. Because for every move that Terry Collins made that you could question, such as not pinch hitting for Ruben Tejada in the seventh inning with the bases loaded after a bases loaded walk tied the […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 27: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets hits a two run double in the 13th inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 27, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The mets won 9-5. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

A New Unit Of Measurement

Thursday’s game was strange. Not so much outwardly strange as in birds, raccoons, and various animals and weird nonsense going on that was obvious. But weird in that you had runs in the early innings … the Phillies had five off Jon Niese in the third and then the Mets came back in the fourth […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 26: Michael Cuddyer #23 of the New York Mets singles in the ninth inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mets won 9-4. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Michael Cuddyer

Keeping The Peace

Move along. Nothing to see here. Larry Bowa did not order a hit on Daniel Murphy, who in turn didn’t flip the bat towards outer space after his RBI ground out in the first inning and his sacrifice fly in the ninth. (Although he should have.) But the important thing was that all life forms […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 25: Bench coach Larry Bowa #10 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets ejected after arguing with home plate umpire Dan Bellino #2 in the bottom of the seventh inning against the New York Mets on August 25, 2015 at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The Mets defeated the Phillies 6-5. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Popcorn Will Be In Full Supply For The Upcoming Philadelphia Rapture

(Disclaimer: The blogger who is about to write this piece is highly emotional. The following will reflect that. Anybody who prefers reasoned analytical thinking should turn around and visit cutecats.com. Perhaps the blogger who is about to write this should visit cutecats.com and calm the hell down, though I don’t think that’s going to happen. […]

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Payment Due

This is all we really wanted. No, not 14 to 16 runs a game, although that would be cool if they wanted to do that too. But all we really wanted is the knowledge that if one of our starters has a bad game, as Jacob deGrom did tonight, that the Mets have a lineup […]

New York Mets Ticket Preview For The Pennant Race

If the New York Mets organization is allowed to send out postseason — yes postseason — ticket emails to their season-ticket holders, then we sure can talk about a Mets pennant race ticket preview. At the moment, the team is firing on all cylinders, as the Mets set a club record with eight home runs […]

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 23:  Starting pitcher Logan Verrett #35 of the New York Mets delivers to home plate during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 23, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Logan Verrett

Logan’s Fun

There aren’t too many times where there’s a game that I’m going in thinking “this is probably going to be a loss, and I’m fine with that.” Even if the starting pitching is extremely in the other team’s favor, I’m thinking there’s a way that the Mets should be able to get this done. Or […]

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 22:  Juan Uribe #2 of the New York Mets hits a solo home run against the Colorado Rockies in the third inning of a game at Coors Field on August 22, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Coors Field Kills Unicorns

Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing introduced us to the “Unicorn Win” yesterday … a score in which the Mets win once and then never again. Friday’s game was the first ever 14-9 win in Mets history. Well, I guess that unicorn is dead. Killed by Coors Field, as the Mets won their […]

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 21:  Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets hits a grand slam during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 21, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Yo Yo Yo And A Bottle Of Coors

It was announced before Friday’s game that Matt Harvey would have his Sunday Coors Field start skipped in favor of Logan Verrett, so that Harvey could spread out his innings and not blow past his limit. I’m sure he watched Friday night’s 14-9 quagmire while pacing up and down the dugout yelling “Have fun suckers! […]

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 19:  Henry Urrutia #51 of the Baltimore Orioles is doused with water by teammates after hitting the game winning home run in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 19, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won the game 5-4.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Curve Ball Lost

When Noah Syndergaard escaped a bases loaded/nobody out jam in the first inning on the road … his two achillies heels which forced him to change his warm up routine to better simulate a home start … I figured that all would be well and that Syndergaard would be well on his way to his first […]

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 18:  Jeurys Familia #27 of the New York Mets celebrates with Travis d'Arnaud #7 after a 5-3 victory against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 18, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

WTDT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2jNU3gkB8k I think “Win The Damn Thing” should be an official stat. As in how many wins your team gets when they enter the game winning by a comfortable margin, and then by the end have their fans developing facial ticks, chewing their arms off, and eating everything in the refrigerator because they’re so stressed […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16:  Bobby Parnell #39 of the New York Mets reacts as he is pulled from the game in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 16, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Mets 8-1.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Seventh Hell

Credit where credit is due, and blame for everybody. That’s my motto. And there was plenty of blame to go around so why just limit it to one person? Seventh inning starts with Bobby Parnell on the mound after Matt Harvey kept his team in the game for the late innings. Parnell has an 0-2 […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15:  Mark Melancon #35 and Chris Stewart #19 of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrate after defeating the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 15, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

From Ump Show To Gun Show To The Dreaded Beyond

When you’re in an honest to goodness pennant race after years of being eliminated by the beginning of August, the wins feel great. The losses, especially the close ones, are more infuriating than ever. It’s a trade-off I’ll take every time. I’m happy to be infuriated by losses. So that said, I’m infuriated. And I […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30:  Bobby Parnell #39 of the New York Mets pitches in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs on June 30, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing Neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)

What Did You Learn? (Bobby Parnell Edition)

So the Mets were facing an actual baseball team instead of teams like the Marlins and the Rockies these past couple of weeks. And the Mets lost a heartbreaker to a very good team, but I don’t think the Mets lost because the Pirates are a better team, or have a better record. First off, […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 13:  Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a single against Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals that scored Matt Duffy #5 of the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at AT&T Park on August 13, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A Reverse Blog

So I’ll admit to you that Thursday was one of those games where real life got in the way. I went from planning on going to the game to not seeing anything other than the score go up and up and up on the phone in a game which culminated in a 12-3 Mets victory. […]

against the at Citi Field on August 12, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Fair And Fowl

Let’s face it, there’s always things going on around the Mets. There’s never just a normal win or a run of the mill loss in Flushing. There’s minutiae happening all around you. I guess with things like Twitter and Instagram, the minutiae finds you. First you have the Mets trying to broker a sandwich summit […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Travis d'Arnaud #7 of the New York Mets is congratulated by teammate Daniel Murphy #28 after scoring the tying run on a bases-loaded, hit-by-pitch to Curtis Granderson #3 against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning on August 10, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Rockies 4-2. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

There’s No Tomorrow Today

The Mets started to retreat to their old habits. Y’know, the one where they don’t score … especially against diminutive lefties like Chris Rusin. But they did scatter eight hits in the first six innings finally scratching out a run in the sixth inning on a Ruben Tejada single which scored Grandpa Cuddyer. Matt Harvey […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets hits a two-run single against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning on August 10, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

From The Brink Of … Something

I have to admit I was getting a little worried about Monday’s game. Jonathan Niese was pitching his hump off but Jon Gray, who is one of the Rockies’ Grade A prospects, was out-pitching him. I worried even more in the 7th when the Mets got into the bullpen, and a pitch that passed through […]

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