Quick preview for this weekend’s snowstorm in Minnesota.
After nearly sweeping the down-trending Dodgers in Los Angeles, the Mets move on to face another club spinning out of control — the Philadelphia Phillies — for a three-game set. Could Mets fans be any happier witnessing the Phils’ demise?
The Mets (40-36, 3rd place in the N.L. East) begin a 4-game set with the Dodgers (43-33, 1st place in the N.L. West) in Los Angeles tonight at 10:10 PM EDT. The Dodgers have lost 8 of their last 9 games, and are coming off a sweep at the hands of the San Francisco Giants. […]
Mets vs Cubs: Snakebitten Edition I don’t want to be cliche and use the “this is a trap series” but this is a trap series. When playing well, the Mets have a bad habit of playing down to their competition. This is a young team and I expect lapses such as this, but I am […]
Round 2 of the 2012 Subway Series kicks off (whoops, wrong sport) tonight at Citi Field. The Yankees (41-27, 1st place in the AL East) take on the Mets (38-32, 2nd place in the NL East) beginning tonight at 7:10 PM. The Yankees swept the Mets two weeks ago in the Bronx. Mets closer […]
“Game’s the same, just got more fierce” – Slim Charles Once again, the Mets will take on a team from the American League (B)East. Trips to the Bronx and Toronto did not fare so well, but amazingly the offense teed off in Tampa. This is a tough stretch for the Mets pitching staff (the Rays […]
This Father’s Day Weekend at Citi Field features a three-game series between two teams coming off recent interleague sweeps; the Reds against the Indians and of course, the Mets against the Rays. Cincinnati has been playing good baseball ever since they and the Mets split a two-game set at Citi back on May 17-18. With […]
The Mets continue their journey through the gauntlet that is their June schedule with a 3-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Pete. They are 4-6 so far this month against opponents like the World Champion Cardinals, the first place Nationals, and the always formidable Yankees. Those 6 losses have come in their […]
A quick rundown on what’s new with the Nats …
Some quick notes regarding the upcoming game and series between the Mets and Padres …
It’s been a while since we’ve done a series preview here, and the seriousness of this series makes a preview appropriate. If the Mets get swept, they can more or less flush the rest of the season down the toilet. If they sweep, however, we can rekindle our hope for “meaningful games” in September. Anything […]
With the Mets in Tigertown, and most of us Flushing fans unfamiliar with the teams playing in the Adulterated League (the one still experimenting with the designated pinch-hitter), I’ve called on fellow SweetSpot blogger and longtime internet friend Mike McClary of The Daily Fungo to answer a few random questions about his beloved Detroit Tigers. […]
The Mets continue the ridiculous and annoying part of their schedule that involves playing against teams that do not play baseball, but rather some bastardized variation of the sport. The ironic part of this “interleague play” is that pundit after pundit bemoans the fact that the AL teams are at a “disadvantage” because their one-dimensional […]
Big test coming up for the Mets this weekend as they play the big bad Phillies. To get an idea of what’s going on with our phavorite team from Philadelphia, I called on fellow ESPN SweetSpot blogger Bill Baer of Crashburn Alley to give us the inside scoop. By the way, I provided answers to […]
A quick preview on the three-game series beginning tonight between the Mets and Nationals, to be played in Washington, DC. All games have a start time of 7:05 PM and will be televised on SNY.