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The Mets lost the last game of their ten-game road trip. It was a poorly played game right from the beginning, when the Mets had the bases loaded and didn't score. After a comedy of errors and some shaky pitching by Steven Matz, the Mets found themselves in a 5-0 hole. They did battle back to cut into the lead in the later innings, but it was too much to overcome for the offense. After a needed day off Monday, the Mets will face the Pirates on Tuesday, hopefully with their manager back at the helm.
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Steven Matz struggled for the second straight game on Sunday. His struggles can now be seen as a slump and not just an anomaly.
Before the game the Mets recalled Erik Goeddel from AAA and sent down Logan Verrett.
The Mets could be worse off but they also need to be careful to not get too far behind.
Offensive help most likely will not come in the form of Jonathan Lucroy.
Both Neil Walker and Michael Conforto were out of the lineup on Sunday. They were both dealing with some soreness and will see the doctors in New York on Monday.
Manager Terry Collins missed Sunday's game when he became lightheaded and was taken to the hospital. He underwent some tests and remained overnight for observation.
Some former Mets made headlines yesterday. Ike Davis signed to play the revolving door that is first base for the Yankees, and Michael Fulmer shut down the Yankees and is proving his worth for the Tigers.
Around the NL East
The Braves continue to stockpile arms. They drafted 24 pitchers, the exact same amount they drafted in the 2015 draft. They could use the help considering the Cubs clobbered them 13-2.
The Marlins dropped the rubber game against the Diamondbacks 6-0.
The Phillies were swept by the Nationals with a final score of 5-4.
Despite Jonathan Papelbon blowing the save, the Nationals came back to defeat the Phillies on a walk-off single by Jayson Werth.
Around the Majors
Jake Arrieta and Adam Wainwright have added their voices to the growing number who would like to see pitchers in the Home Run Derby.
There was a scary moment for the Angels when Mike Trout exited the game after he was hit by a pitch on the hand. X-rays were negative, and he should not miss any playing time.
The suddenly hot Cardinals won their fifth straight game when they defeated the struggling Pirates 8-3.
With the draft over, five teams took some promising picks.
Around the majors people were deeply saddened about the tragedy that took place in Orlando.
Yesterday at AA
Lukas Vlahos updated all the action in the minors with the Mets Daily Prospect Report.
Jonathan Maseng covered Terry's Collins's health scare.
This Date in Mets History
In 2012, R.A. Dickey could've thrown the second no-hitter in Mets history 12 days after the first. In the first inning, David Wright could not come up with a grounder cleanly that the official scorer ruled a hit instead of an error. This would be the only hit for the Rays and Dickey would settle for a one-hitter and a 9-1 victory.