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Mets Morning News: Mets’ offense wastes a strong start from Steven Matz

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Steven Matz had a nice bounce back start for the Mets in last night’s game, throwing six innings and only giving up a solo home run to Nolan Arenado in the first inning. However, Chad Bettis, Adam Ottavino, and Wade Davis held the Mets scoreless, as the offense struggled again, squandering the strong start from Matz.

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After testing his elbow before last night’s game at Citi Field, Jacob deGrom has been declared good to go for Monday’s start. Mickey Callaway stated that deGrom experienced “no issues whatsoever” during yesterday’s bullpen session.

On a night when the late-inning comeback that the Mets had specialized in earlier in the season was conspicuously absent, Steven Matz’s performance was the silver lining.

Batting ninth seems like it is working out for Amed Rosario.

In an effort to revitalize the offense, Mickey Callaway will keep shaking up the lineup.

Steve Serby sat down for a Q&A with Mets’ outfielder Brandon Nimmo, where he discusses his motivation, his baseball heroes, and why he loves Harry Potter World.

Around the National League East

Anthony Rendon returned to the Nationals lineup, but they lost last night’s game to the Phillies 3-1.

Phillies’ prospect Enyel De Los Santos is off to a scorching start in Triple-A, forcing the Phillies’ hand and making a case to join the rotation. De Los Santos came to Philadelphia in the Freddy Galvis trade.

Despite dropping their second straight to the Giants, the Braves remain the surprise of the National League East so far this season.

Don Mattingly discusses the Marlinsstruggling offense. However, that offense did not struggle last night, as the Marlins bested the Reds 6-0.

Around Major League Baseball

Andrew Simon of MLB.com profiles all of the hitters who may be the next one to 3,000 hits.

The bullpen cart made its triumphant return when Collin McHugh rode in to replace Charlie Morton in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Astros’ game agains the Diamondbacks.

Last night Craig Kimbrel became the youngest pitcher to reach 300 saves for his career.

It appears as if Rich Hill is ready to come off the disabled list, but the Dodgers don’t want to risk exposing his injured finger to the humidity in Mexico and so his return will be delayed slightly longer.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio!

Vasilis Drimalitis covered Hansel Roblesreturn from Triple-A, as the Mets formally designated Matt Harvey for assignment.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to baseball legend Willie Mays!