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It was a lather, rinse, repeat performance for the Mets. The starting pitching was good, the offense was not, and stupid mistakes cost them a run. This time it was Steven Matz who was the tough luck loser. He pitched well and continues to look impressive so that a positive at least. The Mets now mercifully have a day off before the Orioles come to town.
Steven Matz was the lone bright spot but one mistake cost him the game.
Jay Bruce also made an embarrassing mistake and the right fielder continues to hurt the team.
After bemoaning a lack of fundamentals in Friday night’s loss, Mickey Callaway’s team again displayed a lack of fundamentals.
The Mets should be getting some reinforcements this week when Todd Frazier and Anthony Swarzak make their return from the disabled list.
Last year’s first round pick, David Peterson, has been impressive with Columbia this year and he hopes to move quickly through the system.
Around the National League East
Jeremy Hellickson appeared to suffer a hamstring injury in the Nationals’ loss to the Braves.
Around Major League Baseball
The draft will take place later today and pitcher Casey Mize is still projected to be taken at number one.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1998, the Mets traded Dave Mlicki and Greg McMichael to the Dodgers for Hideo Nomo and Brad Clontz.