The NBC Sports Talk Android App is … Go!

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Just what you’ve been waiting for, Apple product rejectors: the NBC Sports Talk Android app is here.  You can go snag it at the Android Market. It’s totally free too, yo.

It’s pretty much what you expect it to be: a fast, clean and easy interface between your lovely Android-powered phone and the NBC sports blogs. Such as … HardballTalk! Word is that you also have easy access to ProFootballTalk too, but seeing as the NFL is now defunct, I’m not sure why you’d want it. But hey, it’s there! Here’s basically what it will look like:

What are you waiting for? Go download it!

Steven Matz homers in back-to-back starts

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Mets starter Steven Matz helped his own cause again, belting a solo home run in the top of the third inning of Tuesday’s game against the Phillies. Matz turned on a 1-1 breaking ball from Cy Young contender Aaron Nola, breaking a scoreless tie.

Matz also homered in his previous start against the Marlins last Thursday. According to MLB Stat of the Day, he is the third Mets pitcher to homer in back-to-back starts, joining Tom Seaver (1972) and Ron Darling (1989).

Matz is the fourth full-time pitcher to hit multiple home runs this season, joining the Reds’ Michael Lorenzen (four), and the Cardinals’ John Gant and Miles Mikolas (two each). The last Mets pitcher to hit multiple home runs in a season was Noah Syndergaard, who hit three in 2016.

Along with the bat, Matz has also been dealing on the mound. As of this writing, he has held the Phillies scoreless over five innings despite walking five batters and allowing two hits.