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Mets Morning News: Marlins fry Matz in his season debut

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets continued their early-season skid on Tuesday, with a 10-3 loss to the Marlins. Steven Matz struggled with his control in the second inning, which led to the Marlins hanging seven runs on him, and chasing him at only 59 pitches. The Mets did threaten to come back, however, but left eight men on base. They'll try again tonight at 7:10pm, as Noah Syndergaard goes up against Jose Fernandez.

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Jacob deGrom departed for Florida to see his son's birth. deGrom left the team on Monday, but was planning on skipping his Wednesday start anyway, due to lat soreness.

Anthony Rieber suggested that Noah Syndergaard has been the lone bright spot among Mets pitchers this year. That doesn't seem too far from the truth, at this point.

On a similar note, Zach Braziller thought that something seems off with Matt Harvey, but notes that Terry Collins doesn't share the same concerns.

Uni Watch reviewed the 1986 throwback jerseys that the Mets sported for the first time on Sunday.

Bob Raissman noted that Gary Cohen managed to set up Yoenis Cespedes' home run perfectly, with his scrutiny of Cespedes' postgame comments.

Around the NL East

The Phillies managed to lose to the Padres, 4-3, on a squeeze play. Philadelphia rallied to tie the game after falling behind on a Wil Meyers home run, but Alexei Amarista's seventh inning bunt ultimately would win it for San Diego.

Our old friend Daniel Murphy continued his torrid hitting, as he belted a two-run home run that gave the Nationals an early lead on the Braves. Washington would go on to win 6-4.

Around the Majors

After being Brandon Finnegan took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, the Cubs managed to break it, and rallied on the back of a Addison Russell home run to beat the Reds 5-3.

Red Sox fan and prominent author Stephen King isn't too happy about the Red Sox's decision to add protective netting at Fenway Park. He penned a column in the Boston Globe today expressing his frustration.

Also in the Boston-related frustration department, the Orioles are headed to Fenway Park to take on the Red Sox, and spoke out about the smokeless tobacco ban in place there.

Jose Reyes had his domestic abuse charges dismissed on Monday. The judge did, however, give Reyes' wife's attorneys the ability to refile within two years, if she chooses to cooperate.

Last weekend, fans got together to play ball on the original grass from Tiger Stadium one last time. The site is being converted into a youth sports complex.

Yesterday at AA

Noel Purcell broke out the Player Performance Meters for this past week. You can find pitchers here, and position players here.

Chris McShane talked with ESPN's Karl Ravech about the Mets, in anticipation of their game on ESPN last night.

Aaron Yorke previewed the series with the Marlins.

Ketul Shah broke down what the lat is, and how lat stiffness affects pitchers.

Matt Varvaro's Mind Boggler for the week features players who have hit a lot of home runs against the Mets.

This Date in Mets History

On April 12, 1995 the Mets made a trade for Pete Harnisch. Harnisch had a rough few years with the club, culminating in a fight with Bobby Valentine.

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