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Mets Morning News: Two hits, two runs, two wins in a row, and too many starting pitchers

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Sandy Alderson announced that the team will move back to a 6-man rotation for the foreseeable future with Steven Matz coming up from Triple-A. Alderson also discussed the trade market, in which he said he's willing to "overpay" for a hitter to help the offense.

There are plenty of looks at Mets lefty Matz from places like Fangraphs, Grading on the Curve, and even Amazin' Avenue! Omar Minaya was the GM when the southpaw was drafted and didn't think Matz would be this good.

Noah Syndergaard was fantastic over 8 innings and showed just how good he can be. Ruben Tejada left last night's game with an elbow contusion and is day-to-day. There's no estimate on the return of David Wright.

Jeff Sullivan has a well-written piece on the state of Juan Lagares' defense, which he thinks is less a decline in skill and more a function of luck and opportunity.

Jim Duquette talked about Terry Collins and his top trade target for the Mets. That target isn't and probably shouldn't be Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez.

Gary Cohen and Howie Rose faced off against a pair of Long Islanders in SNY's "Beat the Booth" show.

Around the NL East

Ryne Sandberg resigned as the manager of the Phillies yesterday, giving the job up to Pete Mackanin. The Phillies went on to get shut down by Max Scherzer and the Nationals 5-2. That's the Nats' 7th victory in a row.

Atlanta's offense struggled as the Braves fell to the Pirates 3-2.

Five straight losses for the tire fire that is the Miami Marlins. They dropped a 7-1 game to the Dodgers.

Around the Majors

This year's Rookie of the Year race should be interesting but let's look back at some of the best in MLB history.

Diamondbacks starter Archie Bradley is headed to see Dr. James Andrews. Uh oh.

Anthony Rendon is back on the DL for the Nationals with a quad strain.

Bob Costas ripped Cubs reliever Pedro Strop a new one after a bad outing. Yikes.

This Date In Mets History

17-year old Ed Kranepool inked a contract with the Mets.

Yesterday At AA

Aaron Yorke previewed Mets & Reds prior to the start of the series.

We've got the best Mets quotes from the past week all in one place!

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