Steven Matz's big league debut began inauspiciously when he allowed a home run to Brandon Phillips, the first batter of the game and of Matz's career. By the time he departed, he had struck out six in 7.2 innings and turned in one of the most remarkable Mets debuts—at the plate!
Matz went 3-for-3 in his first game as a major league hitter, driving in four runs and making the case that he should never bat in the nine spot again (plus his grandfather is an amazing fan).
The Mets also got RBIs from Curtis Granderson, who knocked in two in a 2-for-5 game that continued his streak of excellent batsmanship. He's now hitting a perfectly cromulent .259/.357/.445. Johnny Monell went 2-for-4, raising his season batting average from .100 to .160, which is still terrible but at least no longer in danger of falling into double digits.
Eric Campbell had his most productive offensive game in ages, going 0-for-0 with three walks. Michael Cuddyer stole his first base of the season, so I think his contract was definitely awesome now.
GameThread Roll Call
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