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Mets Morning News: Steven Matz has dreadful outing, Hansel Robles recalled from Triple-A

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

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.

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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.

Yoenis Cespedes did appear in Sunday’s game, but he is expected to be ready to go for the series opener against the Cardinals.

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

The Braves climbed back to the .500 mark with a convincing win over the Diamondbacks. It is possible Atlanta could move their ace by the time the Trade Deadline rolls around.

Dee Gordon could be on the move at the Trade Deadline for the Marlins. Miami stumbled out of the All-Star break and was swept by the Dodgers.

The Phillies were able to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Brewers.

The Nationals made a deal with the A’s to improve their horrid bullpen. Washington continued to pound the lowly Reds with a 14-4 win.

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.

The Rockies’ are interested in acquiring Tigers’ outfielder J.D. Martinez.

The Astros picked up where they left off before the break and added another series win to their impressive season.

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.