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Mets Morning News: Matz does it all but it is not enough

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets bullpen could not back up a solid start from Steven Matz on Tuesday night. After Matz exited the game with five scoreless innings under his belt, Jerry Blevins and Drew Smith struggled in relief of Matz and gave up all five Phillies runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. The lone two runs the Mets scored came from a Steven Matz solo homer and a Dominic Smith double.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long. NY Post, Bergen County Record, Newsday, and Daily News.

Steven Matz became just the third Mets pitcher ever to homer in back to back starts, joining Tom Seaver and Ron Darling.

In their latest Cy Young poll, MLB.com has Jacob deGrom taking home the hardware.

Tim Tebow is expected to be back with the organization in 2019.

An official announcement regarding Zack Wheeler will be made tomorrow though it is assumed he has made his final start of 2018.

2016 first round pick Justin Dunn enjoyed a strong season in the minors in 2018.

Tim Britton looks at the adjustment Brandon Nimmo made to return to his first half form.

While facing the Phillies and Wilson Ramos, the Mets are getting an up close look to one of the top catchers on the free agent market this winter.

Cliff Corcoran looks at David Wright’s Hall of Fame candidacy while Kate Feldman writes about the Wright’s career.

Around the National League East

The Nationals signed a two-year deal with the Fresno Grizzlies of the Pacific Coast League.

The Marlins fell to the Nationals 4-2.

In a match up between two of the top teams in the NL, the Cardinals beat the Braves.

Around Major League Baseball

After it was reported Trevor Story may have a damaged UCL, Bud Black said there is no structural damage and Story’s arm is just sore and has inflammation.

The Yankees were able to hold off the Red Sox clinching the AL East for another day as they won 3-1 behind a Neil Walker three run homer.

The Rockies fell to the Dodgers on Tuesday night as Chris Taylor hit a walk off homer in the tenth inning.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Linda Surovich recapped Jacob deGrom’s last start.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1967, manager Wes Westrum resigned from the Mets with a 57-93 record and 11 games to go in the season.