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Meet the Mets

In the first game of a crucial 9 game stretch at home, the Mets topped the Cleveland Indians 9-2. Steven Matz pitched very well, going 6.1 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) while the bullpen did the rest of the work. Michael Conforto gave the Mets the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-run homer before the Mets’ offense broke the game open in the 7th.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long. Newsday, New York Post, Daily News, and the New York Times.

Prior to Tuesday's game, the Mets called up Rajai Davis and optioned Walker Lockett.

Robert Gsellman has a partial lat tear and may be done for the 2019 season.

Believe it or not, Jed Lowrie played in a rehab game last night.

Amed Rosario is becoming one of the most important players in the Mets’ lineup.

Brandon Nimmo moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Syracuse as he nears a return to the Mets’ roster.

Throughout his career, Michael Conforto has continued to evolve as a hitter.

Pitching coach Phil Regan has an interesting way of inspiring Mets’ pitchers.

Dave Schoenfield writes you better believe the Mets are in playoff mode.

Around the National League East

The Nationalsbullpen once again imploded as they fell to the Pirates 4-1.

The Phillies beat the Red Sox at Fenway thanks to a three-run first inning.

Freddie Freeman had a big night as the Braves topped the Marlins.

Around Major League Baseball

The A’s beat the Yankees to gain ground in the AL Wild Card race.

The Cubs beat the Giants 5-3.

Clayton Kershaw passed Sandy Koufax on the all-time Dodgers’ win list as they beat the Blue Jays.

Two former major leaguers, including former Met Luis Castillo, were cited for a link to a drug ring.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the series against the Indians.

Linda Surovich took a look at Pete Alonso’s most memorable homers so far this season.

Mike Jorgensen is the player profiled in this week’s episode of the UnforMETable podcast.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1977, Tom Seaver turned in a vintage performance at Shea Stadium as a visitor.