Last night was an interesting one for the Mets. Steven Matz looked shaky at first, but settled in until the fifth when he was attacked by a singles rampage. Terry Collins made the move to pull Matz in the fifth for a pinch hitter with only 83 pitches under his belt, which was surprising given how bad the bullpen has been at times this year.
Luckily, the offense and Jerry Blevins responded. Michael Conforto led the charge for the offense with two two-run home runs. T.J. Rivera also chipped in a little league home run in the sixth which gave the Mets the lead for good. The play was originally a two-run single, but he advanced to second on the throw and scored on a two base error. Conforto is now hitting .323/.432/.774 with four HR and six extra bases since the All-Star break. Blevins came into the game with the bases loaded, one out in the eight and recorded a five-out save.
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Neil Walker was running bases atn Citi Field again and will begin his rehab assignment in Las Vegas tonight. He looks to rejoin the Mets on Monday.
Yoenis Cespedes made headlines last night when he chatted with Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. After instant backlash from Mets fans, Cespedes cleared up the whole situation and said, “This is my home. This is my team. Nothing has changed that.” Slusser also pointed out her chat with Cespedes was in English, which is not his first language. The whole situation is hopefully cleared up now.
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