Morning Briefing: Mets Begin First Road Trip Of 2017 In Philadelphia

Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Mets (3-3) head out to Philadelphia (3-3) to begin their first road trip of the 2017 season today. Jacob deGrom will take the mound in the opening game against the Phillies and will be opposed by Jerad Eickhoff.

Tonight’s game is scheduled to begin at 7:05 PM ET and can be seen on SNY as well as heard on 710 WOR.

LATEST METS NEWS

Yesterday, Noah Syndergaard provided exactly what the Mets needed in the team’s 5-2 win over Miami. Thor went out and pitched seven innings while allowing just two runs, only one of which was earned. He allowed five hits on the day while striking out nine and picked up his first win of the season. Syndergaard had tossed 20 consecutive scoreless innings dating to his last regular season start in 2016 before the Marlins scored twice in the third. Read more from Peter Botte in the NYDN.

Both Jay Bruce and Michael Conforto homered in Sunday night’s win in Queens. Conforto, in his first start of the season knocked in two runs while spotting Curtis Granderson in center field. Bruce on the other hand has had a nice start to his season, hitting two homers and a double while knocking in three runs. The battle for right field is off to a good start as Ken Davidoff writes in the NY Post.

Bob Klapisch tries to figure out what exactly is wrong with Mets pitcher, Steven Matz on NorthJersey.com.

Tim Tebow homered again on Sunday, launching a three-run bomb in Columbia’s 6-0 victory. Read more from Laura Albanese in Newsday.

NL EAST RUMBLINGS

After a blown save on Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies seemingly are ready to remove Jeanmar Gomez from the closer role. Read more from Corey Seidman on CSNPhilly.com.

The Washington Nationals designated pitcher, Jeremy Guthrie for assignment one day after allowing 10 runs in two-thirds of an inning. Read more from Chelsea Janes in the Washington Post.

Matt Kemp of the Atlanta Braves is currently dealing with a sore hamstring but is expected to return to action on Tuesday when the team takes on Miami. Read more from Michael Cunningham on the AJC.com.

Adeiny Hechavarria of the Miami Marlins was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a left oblique strain. Read more from Tim Healey in the Sun-Sentinel.

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THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY

On this day in 1969, Tommie Agee crushes two home runs, one of which landed in the left field upper deck of Shea Stadium. It would be the only fair ball in the stadium’s history to reach the upper deck and the spot would be commemerated with Agee’s number 20.

Mets players born on this day include, Leroy Stanton (71), Frank Lary (87) and Phil Hennigan,

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