2:45 AM EDT, Thu September 23, 2021
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Final Score: Red Sox 12, Mets 5—Schwarber Strikes Again (and Again...)

Final Score: Red Sox 12, Mets 5—Schwarber Strikes Again (and Again...)

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Stop, stop, he’s already dead! The Mets lost (again) to the Red Sox as Kyle Schwarber had a multi-homer game (again) against Taijuan Walker. It was an ugly, blowout loss as this disappointing season draws to a slow, painful close. The aforementioned Schwarber hit a solo shot off Walker in the first, and with Boston leading 3-1 in the second, added a three-run bomb for good measure. Walker lasted just two innings, allowing six earned runs as his troubling second half struggles continued. The Mets had chances to score against Chris Sale,...
8 hours ago
Open thread: Mets vs. Red Sox, 9/22/21

Open thread: Mets vs. Red Sox, 9/22/21

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The Mets will look for a split in Boston after last night’s loss. Mets Lineup Brandon Nimmo - CF Pete Alonso - 1B Francisco Lindor - SS Javier Baez - 2B J.D. Davis - DH Jonathan Villar - 3B Jeff McNeil - LF Kevin Pillar - RF James McCann - C Taijuan Walker - RHP Red Sox Lineup Enrique Hernandez - CF Kyle Schwarber - 1B Xander Bogaerts - SS Rafael Devers - 3B J.D. Martinez - DH Alex Verdugo - LF Hunter Renfroe - RF Christian Vazquez - C Jose Iglesias - 2B Chris Sale - LHP First pitch: 7:10PMTV: SNYRadio: WCBS 880 (English), WQBU 92.7...
17 hours ago
A Pod of Their Own: May you live in interesting times

A Pod of Their Own: May you live in interesting times

This week, we discuss the Mets’ outlook this offseason, the latest front office rumors, and the rising cost to attend baseball games. Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space. This week, we begin by discussing the difficult position the Mets find themselves in this offseason—with lots of holes to fill, but not in a position to rebuild. We also talk about the possibility of Billy Beane as President of Baseball...
18 hours ago
Mets Morning News for September 22, 2021

Mets Morning News for September 22, 2021

Photo By Winslow Townson/ Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets lost their first of two games in Boston against the Red Sox on Tuesday night. Marcus Stroman got the start and after escaping trouble through the first four innings, gave up four runs in the fifth inning, as the Mets were unable to keep pace with a probable playoff team in the Red Sox. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Newsday, Daily News, NY Post, North Jersey, MLB. A pivotal moment in last nights game came in the fourth...
18 hours ago
Poor baserunning and Boston power lead to Mets defeat

Poor baserunning and Boston power lead to Mets defeat

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports A big inning was avoided, and the team never quite recovered. The Mets/Red Sox game last night was a microcosm of the season thus far. It started off looking good, some adversity was overcome, the Mets struck early, and then the wheels fell off. A season of missed opportunities was condensed into 9 innings at Fenway Park in a 6-3 loss. Marcus Stroman started off strong for the Mets, flashing a good slider and keeping the Sox’s potent offense quiet for the first two innings. In the third, Stroman ran into some trouble, loading the bases...
Sep 21, 2021
Final Score: Red Sox 6, Mets 3 - Yellow and Blue Sox?

Final Score: Red Sox 6, Mets 3 - Yellow and Blue Sox?

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Stroman falters in Fenway. It was appropriate that the Red Sox were wearing their yellow and blue uniforms tonight, as their game with the Mets, which they won 6-3, truly felt like a marathon. As games in Fenway Park tends to do, this game dragged on for over three and a half hours, despite their being vey little action outside of a few key moments. The Mets got on the board first, but some poor base running from Pete Alonso limited the Mets’ big inning to just two runs. Alonso would add a solo home run in the seventh, but by that point,...
Sep 21, 2021
Open Thread: Mets vs. Red Sox, 9/21/21

Open Thread: Mets vs. Red Sox, 9/21/21

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports The Mets open a two-game interleague series with the Red Sox at Fenway Park with Marcus Stroman on the mound. Mets lineup Brandon Nimmo - CF Francisco Lindor - SS Javier Báez - 2B Pete Alonso - DH J.D. Davis - 3B Michael Conforto - RF Kevin Pillar - LF Dominic Smith - 1B Tomás Nido - C Marcus Stroman - RHP Red Sox lineup Enrique Hernández - CF Kyle Schwarber - DH Xander Bogaerts - SS Rafael Devers - 3B J.D. Martinez - LF Alex Verdugo - RF Bobby Dalbec - 1B Christian Vázquez - C José Iglesias - 2B Eduardo Rodríguez -...
Sep 21, 2021
Player Meter: Pitchers, September 13-19

Player Meter: Pitchers, September 13-19

Photo by Sarah Stier/ A quick review of how the Mets’ pitchers fared over the past week. Usually the refrain with these meters is, “Hey, that position player meter may have been painful to look at, but check out how nice the pitching meter is!” This week, that is not the case; the pitching meter is not here to save the day. In fact, it might be even worse than the position player meter. Although the back end of the Mets’ bullpen generally did just fine, it was a horrible week for the middle relievers, which included a couple of poop emoji performances and...
Sep 21, 2021
From Complex To Queens, Episode 134: Put 2021 in the books (kinda)

From Complex To Queens, Episode 134: Put 2021 in the books (kinda)

The 2021 minor league season is over (kinda). Long live the 2021 minor league season (kinda). Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin’ Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. We knew this moment would come eventually. It always does. The 2021 minor league season has come to a conclusion, for the most part. The Syracuse Mets season will continue, but 2021 is over for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, Brooklyn Cyclones, St. Lucie Mets, and FCL Mets. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to...
Sep 21, 2021
Player Meter: Position players, September 13-19

Player Meter: Position players, September 13-19

Photo by Sarah Stier/ A quick review of how the Mets’ position players fared over the past week. After an exciting Subway Series in which the Mets took two out of three from the Yankees and the bats appeared to stir from their season-long slumber, it turned out that was perhaps merely some sleepwalking on the offense’s part. This week, presented with a golden opportunity against two teams they were chasing in the standings, the Mets came out completely flat and rolled over with the bats returning to a comatose state. The Mets were swept by the Cardinals and then...
Sep 21, 2021
Mets Minor League Players of the Week: Week Twenty

Mets Minor League Players of the Week: Week Twenty

J.T. Ginn | Steve Sypa What minor league players put up the best numbers this past week, September 14th to September 19th? Drew Jackson Week: 5 G, 19 AB, .357/.500/.714, 5 H, 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 5 K, 5/5 SB (Triple-A) 2021 Season: 76 G, 215 AB, .270/.418/.451, 58 H, 11 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 34 RBI, 49 BB, 68 K, 22/25 SB, .355 BABIP (Triple-A) A Berkley, California native, Drew Jackson attended Miramonte High School in nearby Orinda, California, where he lettered in baseball three times, hitting .404 with 11 steals as a sophomore, .429 with 16 steals and four home...
Sep 21, 2021
Mets shipping up to Boston for two meaningless games with Red Sox

Mets shipping up to Boston for two meaningless games with Red Sox

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports The Mets got dropkicked straight out of the playoff race, and they most certainly are not going out in style. The Mets (73-77) head north to the state of Massachusetts for two games against the Red Sox (86-65). The two clubs squared off way back in April at Citi Field, with Boston sweeping the two-game set. The Mets will look to walk away with two wins, but it might just be time for the team to surrender. The Mets played three do-or-die games against the Phillies and came away with one win. Though they are still mathematically alive, losses...
Sep 21, 2021
UnforMETable: Kevin Collins

UnforMETable: Kevin Collins

The young utility infielder just missed being part of the Miracle Mets, as he was involved in the trade that brought the Mets Donn Clendenon. Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past. The Mets signed Kevin Collins as a 17 year old in 1964. The infielder was rushed to the majors due to combination of baseball’s pre-draft era waiver rules and the young team’s many needs, and injuries and a lack of proper development time would soon stunt any opportunity for Collins to flourish. Passed on...
Sep 21, 2021
Mets Morning News for September 21, 2021

Mets Morning News for September 21, 2021

Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP via Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets It is not outside of the realm of possibility that Noah Syndergaard could soon be pitching for the Mets. Aaron Loup is in the middle of a historic season, and the beer-loving bullpen stalwart could become the first Mets pitcher to toss 20 innings and pitch to a sub-1.00 ERA. James McCann always wanted to play in the Little League World Series. Recently, he got to live vicariously through his 11-year-old nephew, Myles McCarty. Joe...
Sep 20, 2021
Mets Morning News for September 20, 2021

Mets Morning News for September 20, 2021

Photo by Sarah Stier/ Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets In what will thankfully be the Mets final Sunday Night Baseball game of the season, Jeff McNeil’s seventh inning double made the difference in the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Phillies. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Faith and Fear in Flushing, Daily News, MLB, Newsday, North Jersey, Post. While Francisco Lindor has been 2021’s obvious target, some view Steve Cohen as being the one deserving of blame. Following a 15-20 pitch live BP, the...