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Mets Morning News: Matz and Conforto shine in Mets win, deGrom's son is improving

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets took the rubber game in Cleveland, defeating the Indians 6-0. Steven Matz had a nice bounce-back performance Sunday afternoon. He pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out a career-high nine batters. Michael Conforto continued to thrive batting third in the lineup. He collected another two hits and drove in two runs. He is now five out of twelve since moving up in the lineup.

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A Mets win is nice but the best news came after the game when Terry Collins said the deGroms might be able to take their son home soon.

Steven Matz was most effective Sunday when he mixed in more breaking pitches.

Michael Conforto's production in the three spot has Terry Collins to changing the lineup.

For one game at least, the Mets showed how good they can be.

Sean Gilmartin had a strong outing for Triple-A Las Vegas.

Around the NL East

After starting out 0-9, the Braves completed a sweep of the Marlins on Sunday.

The Marlins came back from five runs down, but eventually lost in extra innings to the Braves.

Bryce Harper hit a home run in his fourth-straight game for the Nationals, but Jonathan Papelbon blew the save against his former team.

Even though the Nationals took the lead in the top of the tenth, the Phillies were able to walk-off in the bottom of the inning for a 3-2 win.

Around the Majors

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle believes the majors could one day see a female baseball player.

After being dropped to sixth in the lineup, Alex Rodriguez hit the 689th home run of his career.

The Tigers' Ian Kinsler dropped an easy fly ball on purpose.

The Dodgers' president of baseball operations thinks the industry has failed Cuban-born players.

The Twins, who also started 0-9, were also able to complete a sweep when they defeated the Angels in twelve innings.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa recapped what is going on in the farm system with the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

Chris McShane updated the encouraging news the Mets received about Jacob deGrom and his son.

This Date in Mets History

In 1970, Nolan Ryan pitched his first career shutout against the Phillies.

In 1986, the Mets would defeat the Phillies to begin an eleven game winning streak, that would tie a franchise record.