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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.
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.
When asked about his starters not liking extra rest and the six-man rotation, Collins said, "they gotta get over it."
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Jordan Zimmermann and Wilson Ramos led Washington to a 3-1 win over San Francisco that completed a series sweep.
Atlanta held Philly scoreless for nine innings, but then went ahead and lost the game anyway.
After the game, Miami optioned Marcell Ozuna to Triple-A New Orleans.
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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.