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Mets Morning News: Matz throws gem in Washington

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets grabbed their fourth consecutive win on Saturday by beating the Nationals Washington. In the sixth inning, Bryce Harper hit his fifth home run of the season off of Hansel Robles to give the Nats a 2-1 lead. But Todd Frazier and Asdrubal Cabrera rallied in the seventh inning and grabbed an RBI apiece to make the score 3-2 Mets. On the hill, starting pitcher Steven Matz struck out eight hitters in five scoreless innings. In the eighth inning, Jeurys Familia was called from the bullpen and recorded a five-out save to hold down the fort.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, Bergen Record, MLB.com.

After the Mets’ great start to the season, Mike Vaccaro discusses how the Mets found the right manager in Mickey Callaway.

Noah Syndergaard is the Mets’ probable starting pitcher for Monday night’s game against the Miami Marlins.

Umpire Joe West explained why Anthony Rendon of the Washington Nationals was ejected in Saturday’s game against the Mets.

Around the National League East

Dan Kolko, the Nationals on-field reporter for MASN shared Rendon’s opinion on umpires and that they should be held accountable.

Maikel Franco and the Philadelphia Phillies obliterated the Miami Marlins by a score of 20-1.

The Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves in extra innings.

Around Major League Baseball

Several ballplayers across Major League Baseball paid tribute to the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, including Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds and Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Joel Sherman discussed three contract-year ballplayers who are high risk/high reward free agent options.

David Kagan explained the physics behind the increased rate of home runs.

After a fourteen inning affair against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night, Aaron Boone, manger of the New York Yankees, pulled a George Costanza and slept at Yankee Stadium.

Xander Bogaerts’ grand slam paved the way for the Boston Red Sox to win their seventh consecutive ball game.

Andrew McCutchen hit a walk off three run home run to allow the San Francisco Giants to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 7-5.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Josh Tessler talked about Yoenis Cespedes’s hot start at the plate.

Vasilis Drimalitis explained why Amed Rosario should get more playing time over Jose Reyes.

This Date in Mets History

Today would have been Gary Carter’s 63rd birthday.