Good morning Mets fans! Steven Matz (2-3, 3.80 ERA) led the New York Mets (25-21) to a 5-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers (31-20) on Thursday night at Miller Park. Matz had his best start of the season as he fired six shutout innings. Asdrubal Cabrera and Wilmer Flores provided four of the five runs of the game. Brandon Nimmo had a fantastic night as he went 4-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.
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The Mets play the second game of this series with the Brewers tonight. Noah Syndergaard (4-1, 2.91 ERA) will look to help the Mets take the first two games as he faces Junior Guerra (3-3, 2.98 ERA). The game can be watched on SNY and heard on 710 WOR with first pitch scheduled for 8:10 p.m. EDT.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote that the Mets and Cleveland Indians could be ideal trade partners.
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Nike will get MLB on-field apparel rights instead of Under Armour according to Terry Lefton of SportsBusiness Daily. This change will take place beginning in 2020.
Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal shared the results from MLB’s study into the increase of home runs across baseball. The committee that conducted the study concluded that the spike “was due, at least in part, to a change in the aerodynamic properties of the baseball.”
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Sheridan also gave his three positives and three negatives from the Mets’ series with the Marlins.
Tim Ryder covered the news from Jon Heyman about the Kansas City Royals preparing to unload their assets.
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