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Mets Morning News: Matz dodges Los Angeles bats, Terry puts pitchers in their place

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Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Steven Matz shut out the Dodgers for six innings, and the Mets' offense finally came alive thanks to four hits and three RBI from Wilmer Flores. New York defeated the Dodgers 8-0 to take home the series win.

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Matz showed no ill effects from the lat stiffness that plagued him earlier in the week.

David Wright could require surgery to fully recover from his spinal stenosis, but for now the Mets are going to proceed without it.

Joel Sherman has five low-cost bats that the Mets can acquire to boost the outfield offense.

Terry Collins says that Jeurys Familia and Jacob deGrom should be All-Stars this year. We'll find out if they are when the pitchers and bench bats are announced tonight.

When asked about his starters not liking extra rest and the six-man rotation, Collins said, "they gotta get over it."

Around the National League East

Jordan Zimmermann and Wilson Ramos led Washington to a 3-1 win over San Francisco that completed a series sweep.

Stephen Strasburg is going on the disabled list with a strained oblique and the Nationals are calling up Taylor Jordan to replace him.

The Phillies traded a couple of pitching prospects to Arizona in order to acquire a larger pool of international bonus money.

Atlanta held Philly scoreless for nine innings, but then went ahead and lost the game anyway.

The Marlins got a nice performance out of Mat Latos, but they fell to the Cubs in a 2-0 shutout.

After the game, Miami optioned Marcell Ozuna to Triple-A New Orleans.

Around Major League Baseball

The 2015 All-Star Game starters were announced, and only four Royals made the American League lineup. I guess the sun will rise tomorrow.

Jake Marisnick tamed the Green Monster during Houston's 5-4 loss to the Red Sox.

The catch that Kolten Wong made in a 3-1 Cardinals win over San Diego might have been even better.

The Giants nearly pulled off an awesome pickoff play against Washington.

Sports On Earth has some reasons for teams with low postseason odds to be optimistic. The Mets were either too fortunate or too hopeless to make the story.

This date in Mets history

In 1962, "Hot" Rod Kanehl hit the first grand slam in franchise history.