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Steven Matz melted down in the fourth inning of Friday night’s game against the Pirates and that was all it took for their recent winning streak to come to an end. The offense was again decent, scoring four runs, but between Matz’s five run fourth inning, and a three-run homer given up by Tyler Bashlor in relief, there was no way the Mets were going to climb out of the hole.
The Mets appear to have abandoned any plans of playing Amed Rosario in the outfield, for now.
The Daily News wonders how much Robinson Cano has left in the tank as his middling 2019 season continues on.
Mets pitching coach Phil Regan is looking to make little adjustments that he hopes will have big returns.
Around the National League East
Is the Philly Phanatic going to be a free agent? A lawsuit may be brewing.
Around Major League Baseball
Hyun-Jin Ryu is headed to the DL with a sore neck.
The Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, NV apparently made serious overtures to the Diamondbacks, and the Diamondbacks listened to their pitch to move there.
In a rather cool story, the Oakland A’s have signed a fan who hit 96 mph on the radar gun at a speed pitch booth at a Rockies game on July 15th. The fan, Nathan Patterson, threw several balls in the low to mid 90’s before clocking the 96 mph pitch. Patterson, who played baseball in high school, but never pursued it in college, was elated to sign with the team.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.
Chris McShane examined Jacob deGrom’s odds of repeating as the NL Cy Young award winner.
Thomas Henderson looked at what the Mets’ trade moves at the deadline mean for their future.
Allison McCague previewed the Mets/Pirates series.
This Date in Mets History
Cleon Jones collected his 1,000th hit on this date in 1973 while playing for the Amazins.