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It was a mess from start to finish in the final game against the Rockies. Steven Matz had the worst outing of his career, and the bullpen allowed Colorado to pile on in the later innings. Both Asdrubal Cabrera and Lucas Duda hit home runs, but once again the Mets failed to go for the jugular when they had a chance to sweep.
Despite playing well coming out of the All-Star break, this game was a wake-up call as to what this team really is: sellers.
Steven Matz’s start could not have gone worse but he is hoping it is something he can learn from in the future.
Curtis Granderson may have been the only one in the ballpark to realize Charlie Blackmon’s ball traveled over the wall for a traditional home run, not the inside-the-park variety.
Hansel Robles will make his way back to Queens after Chasen Bradford was optioned to Triple-A after the game.
Asdrubal Cabrera did have a home run in this game, but afterwards he had to address the rumors of his attitude toward Amed Rosario.
The Rosario rumors are not going away any time soon so the only way to remedy it is to call him up.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Wolff passed away at the age of 96.
Commissioner Rob Manfred is determined to bring changes to the game despite getting pushback from the league.
Jose Quintana had an impressive debut with his new team.
Yesterday at AA
Steve Schreiber covered the return of Hansel Robles.
This Date in Mets History
Lee Mazzilli had a memorable All-Star game on this date in 1979. He hit a pinch-hit home run in the 8th to tie the game, and he worked out a game-winning walk in the ninth to help win it for the National League.