Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets (43-57) defeated the red-hot Pittsburgh Pirates (53-51) last night by a score of 12-6. While Steven Matz (5-8, 3.79 ERA) gave up four runs and two homers, he matched a career high in strikeouts with nine. Nine Mets also got hits in the game and they combined for 14 hits and nine walks overall.
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Jason Vargas (2-6, 8.60 ERA) comes off the disabled list today and will take the mound against Ivan Nova (6-6, 4.28 ERA) and the Pirates at 7:05 p.m. EDT. The game can be viewed on SNY and heard on 710 WOR.
John Heyman of Fancred Sports shared his notes about each team. His notes on the Mets involved their general manager situation, the Jeurys Familia trade and other potential trades before the deadline, among other things.
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MLB managers have combined to set a modern record as 42 position players have already pitched in games. Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal explains why this has become so commonplace.
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Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reported on all 12 international prospects that the Braves lost during the offseason.
The Philadelphia Phillies were the first team since the 2003 Boston Red Sox to have three teammates hit two homers apiece in the same game.
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Jack Ramsey wrote about MLB Pipeline’s updated Top 100 prospects’ list.
John Sheridan continued his “3 Up, 3 Down” series after the Mets took two of three games from the San Diego Padres.
Mystere2417 wrote a Fan Shot calling for the Mets to rationally retool their team.
This Day in Mets History
1975: The Mets released Cleon Jones after suspending him for insubordination. While he didn’t play the rest of the year, he joined the Chicago White Sox the following season.