Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets (31-41) dropped the final game of their four-game series with the Colorado Rockies (37-38) with a 6-4 loss on Thursday afternoon at Coors Field. After performing well in his last five outings, Steven Matz (3-5, 3.68 ERA) ran into trouble against the Rockies. He surrendered eight hits, five runs and two walks in 5 2/3 innings pitched.
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The Mets are back home and will host the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field tonight at 7:10 p.m. EDT. Zack Wheeler (2-5, 4.82 ERA) will look to find similar success to the quality start he provided the Mets against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He will face Alex Wood (2-5, 4.22 ERA) who brought a no-hitter into the fifth inning against the San Francisco Giants in his last start.
The Mets made a bevy of moves on Thursday. Kevin Kaczmarski and Drew Smith were both called up to the big league club in place of Paul Sewald and Chris Flexen. While neither were on the 40-man roster, the Mets made room by placing both AJ Ramos and Jamie Callahan on the 60-day disabled list.
Wheeler has been garnering trade interest from some teams according to Jon Heyman of the FRS Baseball Network.
Kevin Kernan of the New York Post wrote a story about the Mets large talent gap in comparison to rival teams like the Atlanta Braves.
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Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos talked with David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about how he feels as the trade deadline approaches.
Miami Marlins pitcher Dan Straily has been suspended for five games after throwing a pitch at Buster Posey while warnings were in place according to ESPN. Marlins manager Don Mattingly was also suspended for one game Thursday.
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Kirk Robinson scouted Simeon Woods-Richardson whom the Mets selected with their second round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft.
This Day in Mets History
1962: Al Jackson threw the first one-hitter in Mets history in a 2-0 victory over the Colt .45’s at the Polo Grounds.
1987: Tom Seaver retired from baseball at the age of 42. He finished his career with 311 wins and a 2.86 ERA.
1994: John Franco picked up his 253rd career save which was the most by a left-hander at the time. His 424 career saves are still the most by a left-hander.