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Mets Morning News: Steven Matz turns in strong start as Mets beat Braves, Jacob deGrom returns today

Steven Matz pitched well and the Mets offense provided more than enough runs to get the win.

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Steven Matz started, and built on the success of his previous start, against the Braves last night. He allowed two runs over 6.1 innings while striking out eight. The Mets' offense continued their strong performance of the current road trip. They jumped to a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning and did not look back. Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera later added back-to-back home runs. The Mets close the series today with Jacob deGrom on the mound.

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Yoenis Cespedes sat last night's game after re-injuring his leg while sliding into second base on Friday. He will likely be out longer than just the one game.

Jacob deGrom's son, Jaxon, is doing much better, and has been brought home from the hospital. The baby was held in the hospital due to a breathing issue.

Andrew Beaton detailed a new home run celebration in the Mets' dugout orchestrated by Asdrubal Cabrera. After every home run, Cabrera waits for the player at the top of the steps and removes the player's helmet.

Around the NL East

Read about last night's game from the Braves' perspective at Talking Chop.

Starter Tanner Roark tore through the Twins' lineup as the Nationals won 2-0. Roark struck out 15 batters over seven innings. Washington got its runs from a two-run single by Ryan Zimmerman.

The Phillies defeated the Brewers 10-6. Charlie Morton started for Philadelphia, but was pulled with a hamstring injury. Maikel Franco contributed a three-run home run.

The Marlins dropped the second of a three-game series against the Giants by a score of 7-2. Jose Fernandez struggled, allowing four runs over six innings.

Around MLB

In an interview, Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts complained about the quality of the field at Turner Field. Braves players are reportedly going to lodge a complaint with the union as well.

The Yankees are dealing with multiple injury concerns. Reliever Branden Pinder must decide on Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his elbow, and outfielder Aaron Hicks was dispatched to have an MRI on his shoulder.

Kenta Maeda maintained his strong start to the season last night. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finished the game with eight strikeouts. He lowered his ERA on the season to 0.36 in the process.

The Pirates are experiencing success with a re-configured lineup this season. After losing the power of Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez, they have turned to a lineup more focused on on-base percentage.

This Date in Mets History

In 1962, Mets' manager Casey Stengel was fined $500 by the commissioner. His infraction was appearing in a beer commercial while wearing his major league uniform.