Series Preview: Chicago White Sox

Headlines Don’t you take that hammer: In the top of the third inning of Saturday night’s affair, during a 0-0 game with one out, Noah Syndergaard threw behind Chase Utley. Inexplicably, umpire Adam Hamari threw Syndergaard out immediately. The move was widely panned as overzealous, given there were no warnings, and the situation hardly represented…

Series Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers II

Headlines As the Harv turns: Matt Harvey turned in another start like most of his 2016 starts. 3 scoreless, 5 earned in innings 4 and 5 in his 7th loss of the season. The warranted speculation regarding his rotation status was quickly quashed by Terry Collins, who announced he would make his next scheduled start as…

Series Preview: Washington Nationals II

Headlines Taking care of business: It wasn’t always pretty, but the Mets dispatched the Brewers in all 3 of their games over the weekend. Noah Syndergaard pitched a gem on Sunday, and tallied 10+ strikeouts for the third time this year. Don’t walk this way: The Mets’ pitching staff has continued to be extremely stingy with…

Series Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

Headlines Back in action? d’ArNO: Travis d’Arnaud remains on the DL with an ailing shoulder and appears nowhere close to a return. He has traveled to California to work with his off-season trainer to try to get right. Say hey: The Mets may have lost their series against the Nats, but Juan Lagares made his…

Series Preview: Washington Nationals

Headlines A rocky end to a road trip: The Mets’ bats fell silent during the 3 game series with the Colorado Rockies, getting swept out of Denver. The Mets got outscored 16-9 for the three games, and the home run power everyone expected in the thin mountain air never materialized. PHEW: Mets fans breathed a huge…

Suds ‘N Scoops: Storm Drop

Victory Brewing Storm King is a tasty beer. Imperial stouts often overstep the bounds of what I consider to be a reasonably enjoyable beverage. The viscosity and color of motor oil is not particularly uncommon for the style. Booze can overwhelm any nuances of taste. Storm King does not suffer from these problems. Don’t get…