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Thanks to a bounce-back performance from Steven Matz, the Mets topped the Marlins 3-0 on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game set. The lefty struck out six in as many innings, walking two and surrendering four hits. After a Jose Reyes RBI triple in the third, a pair of RBI singles off the bats of Yoenis Cespedes and James Loney provided insurance for a Mets bullpen that saw Jeurys Familia earn a save in his 51st consecutive opportunity, the third-longest streak in MLB history.
Michael Conforto made his first professional start in center field, and it couldn't have gone better. He made a stellar diving catch in the first and went 2-for-2 at the plate.
Mike Piazza paid tribute to his father at the former Mets catcher's induction into the Hall of Fame.
Lucas Duda is optimistic about the timetable for his return from a stress fracture in his back. He said he'll be on assignment "in the next few weeks."
Starting Monday and running through 11:59 PM on Thursday, the Mets are offering their popular "No Fees" promotion, in which one can purchase tickets to any remaining home game without incurring additional fees.
As the trade deadline looms, Mike Vaccaro examined the four best midseason trades in franchise history.
Around the NL East
Read Fish Stripes' recap of the Marlins' loss to the Mets.
Around the Majors
Fangraphs' August Fagerstrom wrote about how Padres starter Andrew Cashner has raised his trade value in just 10 days.
Yesterday at AA
Jacob deGrom isn't fretting his decrease in velocity.
This Date in Mets History
In 1990, famed announcer Bob Murphy uttered his first and only on-air expletive after the Mets won despite nearly blowing a 9-0 lead: "Line drive ... it's caught! It's over. They win. The Mets win the ballgame. They win the damn thing by a score of 10-9."