Bartolo Colon Dancing With The Stars

Joe Boyd Returns

This was the wrong time for the old Mets to show up again. With one win to go to complete an improbable four game sweep of the Atlanta Braves, the Mets regained their selective amnesia at the plate, making Aaron Harang look like a superstar yet again. The sad part is that their four hits […]

Dillon Gee Returns

A Little Blue And Orange Pill

If I could hit that Twitter star to favorite a half inning like I hit the button for certain tweets, I’d favorite the bottom of the seventh from Wednesday night. It goes down as my favorite half inning of the entire year. Yes, the whole game, much like this whole Braves series deserves favorite status. […]

Jacob deGrom 4000

Mystery Baseball Theater 4000

Certain teams live and breathe success. The Atlanta Braves have won 15 division titles since 1991. The Brazil soccer team has won five World Cups. Well, today was not a good day for track records, as Brazil lost in the World Cup semifinals 7-1, and the Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 8-1. That would make […]

Ruben Tejada Walk Off Camo

Bigger Than Big

I think its cute … y’know, the motivation tactics that Terry Collins has resorted to. We as Mets fans have been clamoring for meaningful pennant race type games. This series against the Braves hardly counts, even though the Braves are in first place and the series is four games long. The math says that ten […]

Daniel Murphy Squinting

They Might Be All-Stars

It would have been slightly embarrassing, and more than slightly fitting, for the Mets to beat Yu Darvish and lose to Colby Lewis and Nick Tepesch. Bad enough all three of those American League starting pitchers got hits off the Mets pitching staff this weekend. But the Flushing Nine took home a fairly comfortable 8-4 […]

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Sad Kittens

Bad enough I get on the train to come home and the last thing I see before I go deep enough in the tunnel to lose reception is an MLB alert that says “Rangers lead the Mets 4-0″. (And all I could think was: “If I die down here, that will be the score … […]

Pythagoras

A Theorem Of Relative Nonsense

Before Wednesday’s loss to the Braves, Sandy Alderson responded to a question about whether the Mets should be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline. Here’s what he had to say: “We kind of like our team. If you look at the run differential, we should be a .500 team. We’re not. At the same […]

Ruben Tejada Walk Off

I Believe That We Will Lose By One Run

I’m no expert on lineup construction. But a couple of things seem obvious to me: In this dead season that sees the Mets ten games under five-hundred after Daisuke Matsuzaka handed the Braves a 5-4 win by giving up hits to Freddie Flushing and the opposing pitcher, batting Ruben Tejada second while hitting Travis d’Arnaud […]

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E1,E2,E3,E4. . .You Get The Picture

It was all fun and dandy until the bottom of the eighth. The Mets committed three errors in the eighth inning. What was a two-run lead turned into a 5-3 loss to the Braves. Jeurys Familia came in to set up after a solid start from Zack Wheeler, minus the five walks. With a 3-1 lead, Familia gave […]

New York Mets v Miami Marlins

Hopeless

Once I was settled in for my Church’s worship night, I received the update that our captain was scratched from tonight’s line up. I rushed to catch the last few innings, only to get the news that Wright is heading back to New York for an MRI. I took a step back and said to […]

Has This Landed Yet?

And that’s all you need to know as the Mets lost to the Pirates 5-2. Juan Lagares returned and struck out twice. Bobby Abreu played left field in the hopes that the walls on that side aren’t quite as scary as the ones in right field. And the Mets couldn’t hit a guy who Ron […]

One Dollar Bill

You Don’t Know Thrifty

Filed in the “Master Defeats Student” folder: the New York Mets, who are forced to making a living by signing cheaper alternatives for their roster, lose to a pitcher who the Oakland A’s acquired for a dollar. In theory, I could have bought Brad Mills just to have him play catch with me on Queens […]

Scott-Kazmir

Such A Sweet Homecoming

It was a sweet homecoming for former Mets farmhand Scott Kazmir, who 10 years ago was traded to the then Tampa Bay Devil Rays for the infamous Victor Zambrano. I say sweet because the game began and ended with free ice cream! Yes free! Courtesy of my good friends at Good Humor. I woke up […]

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