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Mets Morning News: Meet the Matz

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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

Steven Matz reached a season-high ten strikeouts over 120 pitches in the Mets 5-3 win over the Rockies at Citi Field. It was a back-and-forth game until the sixth, when the Mets went ahead for good on a double play by Amed Rosario. Pete Alonso added an insurance run with his 21st home run of the year. Carlos Gomez also homered for the Mets and Edwin Diaz secured the win with his 14th save of the year.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, Bergen County Record, Faith and Fear in Flushing.

Seth Lugo was a key part of the Mets’ victory last night. Mickey Callaway discussed using him judiciously in a piece by Howie Kussoy for the New York Post.

Justin Wilson threw live batting practice at Citi Field yesterday and will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday.

Brian Heyman writes about how Dominic Smith has been making the most of the opportunities he’s been given.

Around the National League East

Nick Pivetta threw his first career complete game in the Phillies’ 4-1 victory over the Reds.

The Phillies placed Adam Haseley, who had recently been called up, on the injured list with a groin strain.

Julio Teheran edged out Trevor Richards in a pitchers’ duel in Miami, as the Braves defeated the Marlins 1-0.

Dan Schlossberg wrote about the impact of the Dallas Keuchel signing with the Braves for Forbes.

Brian Dozier homered for his 1,000th career hit in the Nationals’ 4-1 win over the Padres.

The Nationals activated Trevor Rosenthal from the injured list.

Around Major League Baseball

Joel Sherman takes a look at how the trade market is shaping up.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts asked Bruce Bochy, who is retiring this year, to be on his coaching staff for the All-Star Game, but Bochy turned down the offer, opting to take time off instead. Roberts then asked Braves manager Brian Snitker instead.

Rays pitching prospect Brent Honeywell fractured a bone in his elbow while throwing a bullpen session yesterday and is out for the season.

Ryan Braun now has the most home runs of any Jewish player in MLB history.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Ken Lavin brought us the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets retired Gil Hodges’ number on this date in 1973.