The Mets are slugging their way into contention

What a difference a month makes. At this time in June, the Mets were over the pond, taking on the otherworldly Philadelphia Phillies in the MLB London Series – to give it its full Carnaby Street moniker. At that point, their record stood at 27-35. This had actually been an improvement over their season-low, achieved [...]

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Gut Reaction: Mets 7, Rockies 6 (7/12/24)

The Mets hit five home runs and their starting pitcher gave seven innings. Easy win, right? Well, actually, no. The Rockies had the tying and go-ahead runs on in the ninth inning. But all’s well that ends well and the Mets hung on for a 7-6 win Friday night at Citi Field. The Mets are [...]

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Has more gone wrong or gone right so far for the 2024 Mets?

After 92 games, the Mets are 47-45, which is more or less where most people figured they would be. But the way they’ve gotten there has been quite different from the blueprint drawn up before the season began. Let’s ignore cold starts and hot finishes and instead focus on what the players have done over [...]

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Gut Reaction: Mets 7, Nationals 0 (7/11/24)

Mets pitchers allowed six hits and five walks, plus they hit three batters. But with the Nats going 1-12 with RISP – and that hit not driving in a run – the Mets picked up their first shutout of the year with a 7-0 whitewashing of Washington Thursday afternoon. The win gave the Mets a [...]

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MLB Power Rankings for July 11

This is the second version of our Power Rankings. Once again, Dalton Allison and Gus Livaditis join me in this exercise. The three of us produce individual rankings, with our top team getting 30 points and our bottom team getting 1. Then all three are added together to arrive at the rankings below. The number [...]

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Gut Reaction: Mets 6, Nationals 2 (7/10/24)

The Mets had a chance to be aggressive on the bases in the fourth inning but didn’t push their luck and didn’t score. They were aggressive in the sixth inning, which resulted in a four-run frame and eventually a 6-2 win over the Nationals Wednesday night. The Mets are now a half game behind the [...]

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Gut Reaction: Mets 7, Nationals 5 (7/9/24)

Francisco Lindor and Brandon Nimmo continue to prove why they should have made the All-Star game, as each homered to power the Mets to a 7-5 win over the Nationals Tuesday night. The Mets are now 6-2 against their NL East rival this season. It was a rematch of last week’s pitcher’s duel between Jose [...]

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