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Steven Matz unraveled and unraveled quickly in the blowout loss. After the Mets took a 1-0 lead some shaky defense led to an implosion. Marcell Ozuna drove in two to give the Cardinals the lead and it was all downhill from there. Matz left after getting only one out in the fourth inning so Corey Oswalt was called upon in mop up duty. He settled in but not after some damage was done and it was just an ugly night overall in St. Louis.
Steven Matz was cruising until his error opened the floodgates. Matz needs to learn how to let it go when things go wrong on the mound.
The Mets are in desperate need of rotation help and they will get it on Saturday when Jason Vargas makes his season debut.
Paul Sewald has developed into a real asset out of the bullpen.
The media continued to complain about Matt Harvey not wanting to speak with them.
Asdrubal Cabrera was held out of the lineup after having an issue with his hamstring pop up.
It was a sad day for friends and family of Rusty Staub as they gathered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to say goodbye to the beloved Met. Staub will be remembered for his charity work and his giving to others.
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Clayton Kershaw struggled with his command and walked six Marlin hitters.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane did a thorough analysis of Matt Harvey’s struggles for the past two years.
If last night’s game left a bad taste in your mouth, you can always re-watch Cespedes’s massive dinger from Tuesday.
Some of the Amazin’ Avenue staff had a chat about some of the pleasant surprises so far this year.
This Date in Mets History
Two Mets reached career milestones on this date. Our beloved Keith Hernandez reached 1,000 career RBIs with a seven-RBI night against the Braves in 1988. Mike Piazza was a Padre when he hit his 400th career home run in 2006.