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Mets Morning News: Return of the Matz?

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Meet the Mets

The Mets were off yesterday, and when they resume play today it will be against the lowly San Diego Padres. If the Mets play up to their potential, they could finally build a little momentum by winning two series in a row.

The Mets may have Steven Matz back to help them soon. The lefty could be back with the team this week if his rehab outing with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s goes well tonight.

Noah Syndergaard has no clue when he’ll be able to pitch again.

Abbey Mastracco of thinks the Mets need to deal for a starter now.

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News thinks that Rene Rivera has made a good case to remain the Mets’ starting catcher when Travis d’Arnaud returns from injury.

The Mets are about to have a crowded outfield with Yoenis Cespedes returning.

Around the NL East

The Braves beat the Pirates at SunTrust Park, and got a home run from their new acquisition Matt Adams.

As bad as things have been for the Mets this year, they’ve been worse for James Loney.

The Phillies took a bad loss against the Rockies.

A gentle reminder that as bad as the Mets have been, the Marlins have been worse.

Joe Ross will start tonight for the Nationals.

Around MLB

In a strange moment during last night’s Angels/Rays game, second base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt changed a call without looking at replay first.

The Astros’ bullpen combined for a sensational one-hitter against the Tigers.

David Ross earned a perfect score for his baseball-themed dance number on Dancing with the Stars.

Michael Martinez, and what it’s like to be the last out for the losing team in a World Series.

The NY Post got to try MLB’s new virtual reality game streaming.

Yesterday at AA

Daniel Convery covered the Daily Prospect Report.

Matt Varvaro brought you another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Chris McShane had our player performance meter for position players.

This Date in Mets History

Mike Piazza made his Mets debut on this date back in 1998.