The Mets are now 7-3 against their NL East foes as they defeated the Braves 6-3 tonight. Steven Matz pitched six strong innings with eight strikeouts; he now carries a 1.65 ERA on the season.
Amed Rosario led the team on offense with 4 RBI: Pete Alonso added two insurance runs in the eighth with a two-run homerun with an exit velocity of 118 mph which is the hardest hit in the majors this season.
My Gut Reaction is that Matz is carrying the production that Zack Wheeler was supposed to provide. I also believe that Robinson Cano is lost at the plate as he went 0-5 with two K’s. Although a small sample size, Cano’s hard hit rate is 30 percentage points below last year and his K% is up eight points.