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A Sunday night, nationally televised game went pretty much as expected for this 2017 team. A Travis d’Arnaud single was the only thing that saved them from being no-hit in front of a national audience. Steven Matz seemingly got out of the first inning unscathed, but a replay overturned a call at second and the night completely fell apart from there. Matz struggled, Josh Smoker struggled, and AJ Ramos also allowed a run to score in the blowout. The Dodgers were the better team by far this entire series and this outcome was not totally unexpected.
Steven Matz was again shelled on the mound and he is unsure where it all went wrong.
Terry Collins believes Amed Rosario is getting valuable experience when he faces tough teams like the Dodgers. The manager will also make sure the team doesn’t quit with two more months still left to play.
Justin Turner is just the latest ex-Met to come back and haunt his former team.
Jay Bruce had been absent from the lineup with a stiff neck, but he is hopeful to return to action on Tuesday.
It is becoming obvious that the Mets will be getting many “needs improvement” marks on their report card this season, and there are six areas they can focus on.
Both Terry Collins and Matt Harvey’s futures are uncertain as the Mets look ahead toward the 2018 season.
After enduring a scary attack in Salt Lake City, Logan Taylor returned to the 51’s after spending over a month on the disabled list.
Around the NL East
Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto carried the offense for Miami in their win over the Braves.
Around the Majors
The Yankees sat catcher Gary Sanchez after they were unhappy with his defense behind the plate.
Yesterday at AA
Chris McShane updated all the Mets who have cleared waivers.
This Date in Mets History
On August 7, 1963 Jim Hickman became the first Met to hit for the cycle.
Happy 30th birthday to former Met Kirk Nieuwenhuis! Captain Kirk became the first Met to hit three home runs in a game at home on July 12, 2015.